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I saw most appalling atrocities: UK surgeon who volunteered in Gaza

Four medical doctors from the US, UK, and France shared their experiences in Gaza at the United Nations on Tuesday. During a press conference at the UN, they recounted what they had seen firsthand and heard.

Dr. Nick Maynard, a cancer surgeon from Oxford, who has worked and volunteered in Gaza over the last 15 years, said he was not remotely prepared for what he saw.

“I saw things that I never would have expected to have seen in any health care setting”, said Dr. Maynard.

“I saw things at Al-Aqsa Hospital, which I still wake up at night thinking about. Appalling injuries, in particularly women and children. The most devastating burns in small children. One child I’ll never forget had burns so bad you could see her facial bones.”

President of MedGlobal, Dr. Zaher Sahloul said that this high-level delegation of medical doctors had come to the United Nations to urge action to improve health care in the region.

“Our goal in the next three days is to get this message to the highest level, because we understand, I think everyone understands, that the only country that can influence the situation is the United States of America,” Sahloul said.

“So by talking to the National Security Council staff and members of the Congress and the State Department (we) want to make sure that they know what we know and hopefully that will affect the decision making process.”

After meetings at the UN, the delegation plans to meet with the Biden administration and the US Congress in Washington D.C.

(Source: Reuters)

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