HERE’S THE STORY:
We are a group of international journalists who have covered the civilian casualties and targeting of the Dar al Shifaa hospital in Aleppo, Syria .
We have seen the horrors of ordinary men, women and children killed by bombs, artillery and gunfire, and witnessed severely wounded Syrians arriving and leaving in taxis and trucks due to the hospital having only one functioning ambulance.
After speaking with hospital staff who risk their lives daily and collaborating with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), we’ve decided one small thing we can do is raise the money for a used ambulance for this hospital.
SAMS estimates a quality ambulance can be purchased in Europe and delivered to Aleppo for $10,000. Time is of essence as every day civilians die in the streets of Aleppo for lack of emergency transportation.
“The Syrian American Medical Society, SAMS, www.sams-usa.net supports raising funds for ambulances for Dar-al-Shifaa hospital in Aleppo, Syria by a group of international journalists who have reported on Dar-al-Shifaa.
SAMS will make sure that the money donated will go to purchase an Ambulance that will be delivered to Dar-Al-Shifaa as soon as possible to help in evacuation of the wounded and saving lives. We encourage you to donate generously.
Let us prove to Syrians under bombardment that the US and the world care about them.”
-Zaher Sahloul, MD
2012-10-20 17:43:04 UTC