December 29, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Syrian Arab Red Crescent completes evacuation of 86 civilians with 29 patients among them in critical need of emergency medical care from Eastern Ghouta

Damascus/Beirut/Geneva, 29 December 2017—Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and staff from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have successfully transferred 86 civilians with 29 people among them with serious health conditions from eastern Ghouta near Damascus. The patients and their families were transferred to hospitals in Damascus where they will be treated for their illnesses. There were 17 children among those transferred during the three-day operation, along with 6 women and 6 men. All are suffering various life-threatening conditions that require advanced hospital care and treatment. The evacuation included also a transfer of their families (56 people) among them… Read More »

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