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Nobel Prize Winners Among Those Demanding End to Syria Hospital Attacks

August 29, 2016

(Newsweek) – Nearly two dozen doctors from around the world have penned an open letter to President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor Angela Merkel other heads of state calling for an immediate stop to attacks on medical facilities and health professionals in Syria. The letter, which includes the signatures of two Nobel Prize winners, comes several weeks after a group of doctors in Aleppo wrote an open letter calling for Obama to help in preventing airstrikes on medical facilities. The doctors said in that letter, “For five years, we have faced death from above on a daily basis.” Physicians For Human Rights, a U.S.-based organization, coordinated Friday’s letter.

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