November 14, 2023: Posted by Saqib Noor
One.Surgery, a grassroots movement dedicated to advancing safe surgery worldwide, stands in shock and deep concern as we witness the devastating events unfolding in Gaza. The escalating violence has resulted in mass casualties, claiming the lives of innocent civilians, including medical personnel who bravely work under dire circumstances to save lives. The destruction of essential healthcare facilities compounds the already dire situation, leaving tens of thousands of trauma casualties without access to critical surgical treatment.
The humanitarian disaster in Gaza is reaching catastrophic proportions, with the loss of access to water, electricity, food, and medical care exacerbating an already dire situation. The people of Gaza are facing unimaginable challenges, and the need for immediate action is paramount.
One.Surgery unequivocally calls for an immediate ceasefire to halt the bloodshed and pave the way for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. We urge global leaders, governments, and international organizations to come together and prioritize the well-being of the affected population in Gaza. It is imperative that all parties involved recognize the urgency of the situation and work towards a swift and lasting resolution.
We call upon the international community to unite in providing sustained medical and surgical support to the decimated population in Gaza. Every effort must be made to ensure that surgical care, essential medical supplies, and humanitarian aid reach those in desperate need.
Now, more than ever, solidarity and collaboration are essential to alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza. One.Surgery remains committed to its mission of advancing safe surgery globally, and we implore the world to stand together to bring an end to violence worldwide and pave the way for a brighter, more secure future for all.
Dr. Saqib Noor
Featured image: Reuters (8th November 2023)
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