WMA backs Carr’s push to protect Syria’s doctors

In a statement, Senator Carr said after discussing Syria with foreign ministers from the European Union and the Middle East, “Australia will now bring forward a plan to protect and respect access to hospitals and medical care in Syria, which has been severely interrupted by the ongoing conflict”.

Senator Carr said the plan would involve a commitment from all sides not to target medical personnel, not to block access to doctors, hospitals or emergency care and to ensure medical facilities were not attacked.

Senator Carr said he would