August 4, 2016
A hospital supported by Medecins du Monde, located in southern Syria, in the Governorate of Dera’a, was bombed on Sunday July 31st. Medecins du Monde reiterates its call to stop the attacks targeting the health infrastructures and to put an end to the unacceptable escalation of violence.
The Medecins du Monde team working in the field says that Jassem Hospital was hit by an air strike and isn’t functional anymore. The hospital used to provide primary health care for more than 3000 patients per month.
At least 9 staff members have been killed and 21 injured, two of which were medical personnel. Unfortunately, this number is likely to increase because of the critical condition of some of the injured. The deterioration of the situation in the south of Syria is adding to the difficulties that are faced by the humanitarian actors who intervene in other Syrian Governorates, notably in Aleppo.