15 doctors in Syria send letter to Obama, pleading for help

Damage at a hospital in Syria bombed in July.
(Image credit: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)

A letter signed by 15 doctors working in Aleppo, Syria, has been sent to President Obama, begging him to do something to help the 250,000 citizens living there in deplorable conditions.

Fighting in the area has intensified, and the doctors say there have been 42 attacks in the past month against hospitals and medical clinics, warning that if the attacks continue at that rate, there might not be any left in a month, BBC News reports. The letter states that since the beginning of the civil war, "countless patients, friends, and colleagues [have] suffered violent, tormented deaths" while the "world has stood by and remarked how 'complicated' Syria is, while doing little to protect us." It also mentions that two weeks ago, an explosion cut the oxygen supply to incubators at a hospital, and four newborns suffocated.

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