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Giulio Piscitelli | Risking their lives to save lives

After more than a year of violent repression and thousands of deaths, broke out in Syria a real civil war. The FSA rebels are fighting against the army of Bashar Al Assad.

The government army bombed major cities every day trying to eliminate the rebels. The civilians and the rebels do not have many forms of procurement and especially severe problems as regards the care of the wounded due to shelling.

The hospitals are set up in safe places from bombing and benefit of medicines transported through smuggling. Doctors and nurses work 24 hours on 24, every day they risk their lives to save others. That’s the story about the makeshift hospital of Al Qusayr, a city 20 km from the Lebanon border; in the hospital 10 nurses and one doctor every day trying to save as many lives as possible risking their lives.

AL Qusayr, Syria – 2012. A child is medicated by the nurses, after a bombing of the government army.

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. The body of a soldier of the Syrian free army is transported by car at the makeshift hospital. Man died after a few minutes.

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. Nurses at work in the makeshift hospital after a bombing of the government army

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. A boy is medicated by the nurses, after a bombing of the government army

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. A mother holds her son, wounded by a bombardment of the government army

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. A wounded man just arrived at the hospital after a bombing of the government army

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. Nurses in the surgery room practice a surgery to a man shot by a sniper

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. The discomfort of a nurse, after a surgery during which the patient died.

Syria, Al Quasyr – 2012. Two doctors rest in the makeshift hospital of the city .

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. The body of a man, wounded during a bombing of the government army.

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. A nurse at the funeral of a 4 year old child, killed by a sniper of the government army.

Al Qusayr, Syria – 2012. A nurse is resting after a day’s work.

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