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February 26, 2018

Canada's nurses voice concerns over violence in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Canada’s nurses are voicing their concern about recent violence in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, where reports indicate that 25 hospitals and health centres have been hit, some more than once in four days. Health care workers and their patients should never be targets and Canada’s nurses are sounding the alarm and calling for action.

CFNU President, Linda Silas, wrote to Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, calling for action and echoing appeals from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which CFNU is a member. We are calling for:

Read the full CFNU letter to Minister Freeland.

Read the report on the recent violence: Death and suffering in Eastern Ghouta, Syria: a call for action to protect civilians and health care