Cheryl E. Fitzgerald (synapsomatic) wrote,
Cheryl E. Fitzgerald

Hospitals are being targeted and bombed in Syria, Yemen…

The Geneva Convention established that intentionally targeting medical facilities is a war crime, a crime against humanity.
In Syria alone, just in the first four months of 2016, seven MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported hospitals have been bombed. But that's just MSF facilities; there are many more hospitals and medical facilities not supported by MSF, so how many of them have been bombed, too?
And it's not just in Syria, but other countries, Yemen being one.

The ongoing slaughter and devastation in Syria as well as other places for at least the past five years tells us something about the rest of the world, ourselves included, and the value of human life, the attitudes to the killing of very large numbers of people, the extreme suffering – suffering we can't even imagine – of those still (barely) alive, because it's not as if we don't know about it or as if we don't have the capabilities to do anything about it.

Do we see them? Don't we care?

Aleppo onslaught: clinic hit by air strike, the second time this week a medical facility has been targeted

Dozens killed in Aleppo attacks: Tit-for-tat attacks between Syrian government and rebels

Syria war: people are facing appalling desolation, hunger and starvation

Photos: Death rains down on Syria
Tags: death, ethics, middle east, politics, skin colours & race
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