Chicago Doctors Make Dangerous Trip To Aleppo, Syria To Provide Medical Care

In this Tuesday, May 3, 2016 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria. As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz was the last ray of hope for tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war.
Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where a rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria. SANA via AP
In this Tuesday, May 3, 2016 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria. As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz was the last ray of hope for tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war.
Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where a rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria. SANA via AP

Chicago Doctors Make Dangerous Trip To Aleppo, Syria To Provide Medical Care

Two doctors from Chicago have made the dangerous trip to Aleppo, Syria, to help provide much needed medical care. The trip is also a show of solidarity with fellow doctors who they say are “under siege” in the city.

Pediatrician John Kahler and Dr. Zaher Sahloul have been in Aleppo for several days with the Syrian American Medical Society. We talk with Dr. Kahler and Dr. Sahloul about what they’ve witnessed in Aleppo.