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  • 9. @ICRC_sy & @SYRedCrescent stand ready to support medical services in East #Aleppo. We need to be allowed to respond. We are #notatarget.
  • 8. Health facilities lack so many basics - like blankets to keep patients warm. Using body bags instead. Those are now running out too.
  • 7. Fuel + water in increasingly short supply. Neonatal care non-existent. No electricity for incubators. Mothers are delivering at home.
  • 6. Only 2 hospitals can still perform major surgeries. Medical staff can't cope with influx, so cleaning staff now carrying out first aid.
  • 5. First aid in Eastern #Aleppo is now done in the streets. By anyone who is close to the injured.
  • 4. Less than 1/3 hospitals are functional. After yesterday's attack, a total of 6 hospitals remain functional. There used to be 21.
  • 3. Doctors in Western #Aleppo are willing to help. For this to happen, they must have safe passage. Hospitals cannot be targeted.
  • 2. There are as few as 14 trained doctors left in the city. They are exhausted. Another nurse was killed this week.
  • 1. Update from #Syria on the situation in Eastern #Aleppo RN: Dramatic rise in death toll. Reports of hundreds in past few days.
  • "His name is Austin Bulus. He's doing well." One mother's struggle to keep her son healthy in #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/UELJ6N7xR6
  • A patient receives care at an #ICRC-supported clinic in Waat, #SouthSudan. Decades of violence have severely crippl… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
  • RT @UN: Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to @MSF, @ICRC, & all medical personnel under fire -- says attacks must stop… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
  • On Sunday we reached 4 towns in #Syria with food, water + medicine. It was the first time residents had gotten aid… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
  • Today in #Aleppo, two hospitals were attacked. Doctors must be allowed to do their jobs in safety, the wounded allowed to leave. #Syria
  • RT @PMaurerICRC: My speech to #UN security council: resolutions are good, but we need further push to #protecthealthcare in wars. bit.ly/2dCSw5r
  • RT @ICRC_ye: The ongoing conflict in Yemen has turned bread into a rare commodity in certain parts of Yemen. We @ICRC are helping pic.twitter.com/BK5fcKFZ8b
  • Conflict in #LakeChad has forced over 2.4 million people to flee their homes. They arrive only to face a new challe… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
  • RT @YDaccordICRC: #Aleppo #Syria: It has come to the point where it's actually more dangerous to be in a hospital than outside in the streets. @RMardiniICRC
  • In desert-dry northern #Mali, water is scarce and nearly impossible to access. We've just brought water to 1,200 pe… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
  • 4 years ago she fled her village. 6 months ago she received a small grant. Today, Daw Jhone Zay supports her entire… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…