WONCA Statement on Eastern Ghouta

March, 2018

This week all WONCA Member Organizations were sent this statement on the situation in Eastern Ghouta.

Dear colleagues,

I write on behalf of our President and the WONCA Executive. We have noted with great concern the situation in Eastern Ghouta and felt that we could no longer sit idly by, but that we needed to express our grave concerns about the state of affairs. With the agreement of our WONCA Eastern Mediterranean Region, WONCA now issues the following statement, and urges Member Organizations to re-post and to lobby their own politicians and other leaders to try to end the appalling humanitarian situation

"WONCA has been noting with grave concern the escalating problems in Syria, and specifically the impact on Eastern Ghouta; recognises the desperate situation of people in the area, including health workers; and urges members to ask their own leaders to respect human rights and allow access to health care through a genuine ceasefire and an end to hostilities."

With best regards

Dr Garth Manning
Chief Executive Officer