Dr David Nott in Aleppo
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British doctor's gloom treating victims of Aleppo siege

A doctor who returned to help treat victims of the Aleppo siege in Syria gives a gloomy assessment of the almost complete breakdown of medical treatment in the city.

Dr David Nott told BBC Radio 4's PM Programme how the situation had deteriorated because of the Syrian military's indiscriminate bombing of rebel areas of the city and the lack of medical resources. He said around 80% of those requiring urgent treatment now die as a result of their injuries or lack of basic care, medicine and equipment.

  • 23 Dec 2014
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