According to the United Nations health agency, in the wake of escalating violence Eastern Ghouta faces difficulties in receiving medical supplies
Despite urgent need of humanitarian and medical aid in the region, help seems to be unable to cross the Syrian border and reach ill patients.
As the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Syria Elizabeth Hoff declares, the situation in eastern Ghouta is critical, but the access of medical care is not granted. The violence here last month summed up 84 people killed and 659 injured, women and children included.
During November, for example, more than 200 surgical interventions took place in Rural Damascus crowded, damaged, under-resourced and under-staffed hospitals, so the need of medical resources here is reaching a critical point.
WHO also warned about insufficient electricity, fuel, drinking-water and basic sanitation services as causes for epidemics outbreaks such as diarrheal diseases, typhoid fever and different types of hepatitis, despite the agency having already supplied help for more than 400,000 affected in more than 4 years.