Mobile clinics, medical teams needed in Madaya: WHO official tell Reuters

January 12, 2016 9:39 AM

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Mobile clinics, medical teams needed in Madaya: WHO official tell Reuters

GENEVA The World Health Organization has asked the Syrian government for permission to send mobile clinics and medical teams to the besieged town of Madaya to assess the extent of malnutrition and evacuate the worst cases, its representative said on Tuesday.

An aid convoy on Monday brought the first food and medical supplies for months to the town, where thousands are trapped and local doctors say some have starved to death.

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