May 03, 2016

Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu

International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

United Nations Security Council Briefing

May 3, 2016, New York, USA

 

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Last Wednesday, airstrikes obliterated Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo.

They blew apart at least 50 men, women and children.

December 18, 2013

An urgent need exists to significantly increase cross-border assistance and to prioritize this issue in negotiations on humanitarian aid. If the government of Syria remains the sole distribution channel for international humanitarian relief efforts, then millions of Syrians will continue to be deprived of adequate assistance, particularly essential medical services.