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Time to rethink emergency medical aid in armed conflict

Medical teams responding to health emergencies in armed conflict face serious context-specific limitations that often undermine their core missions. A recent case in point is the 2023 earthquakes in northwestern Syria and Turkey. The Syrian regime under President Bashir al-Assad reportedly showed disrespect for international humanitarian law. This severely limited the acceptance and access of World Health Organization–classified emergency medical […]

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