A Day in the Emergency Room in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

Collection with 36 media items created by Simon Letellier

Syria 18 Jun 2013 12:19

During the armed conflict in Syria, hospitals and their staff are frequently targeted by Bashar Al Assad's regime. The Syrian regime considers aiding rebels in any way an act of terrorism. The revolution has changed the stability throughout the country and now even large hospitals are in need of medical supplies, equipment, and staff.

Doctors and their staff at this makeshift hospital in Aleppo are overwhelmed by the amount of civilians and Free Syrian soldiers wounded by regime airstrikes, snipers, and various types of bombardments. The photographs were taken in the emergency room of a field hospital in Aleppo. Doctors were on standby in the emergency room cleaning medical tools and attending to patients when the bombs began to fall. Near the hospital's location, an airstrike commenced and the wounded begin pouring in.

The first of the injured to make it to the hospital doors was a young girl. She was carried in by an FSA soldier who found her lying next to her deceased mother in the street after the bombs hit. The young girl was covered in blood and peppered with shrapnel, screaming for her mother while her mother's corpse was carried into the hospital.

The soldier explained that the little girl and her mother were walking together when the bomb exploded nearby, immediately killing the mother. Doctors worked frantically to extract shrapnel from the little girl’s body. After giving her drugs to calm her down, they proceeded to the X-Ray room. The young girl's father arrived from work and discovered his injured daughter laying on the surgical table, then collapsed and began to cry. Due to the quick response of the medical staff, the little girl survived but two young Free Syrian Army soldiers who arrived shortly after her died.

Another casualty was a young man who was transported to the hospital by a soldier from the Free Syrian Army. The man was shot twice by a sniper. The first bullet went through his chest and the second struck him in his back and was still in his body. The doctor hurried to stop hemorrhaging and didn't hesitate to put his finger into the hole to stop the bleeding. To calm the patient down, they gave him drugs and taped his eyes shut to avoid hallucinations. After an X-Ray, he was sent to the operation room. Doctors did not succeed in removing the bullet from his back but he later survived.

This is a daily occurrence for the doctors and staff of this hospital in Aleppo and many others throughout the country that are doing their best with what they have to stop the bleeding of Syria's conflict.

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Wounded Syrian girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A man carries a wounded Syrian girl into a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother's body in Aleppo, Syria. May 2013.

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Wounded Syrian girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A doctor aids a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria May 2013.

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Young wounded Syrian girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A doctor aids a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria May 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Doctors aid a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A doctor aids a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A doctor aids a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A young Syrian girl lies medicated with the drug Ketamine before going into surgery. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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X-Ray Young Wounded Syrian Girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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X-Ray of a Wounded Young Syrian Girl
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A young Syrian girl underwent an X-Ray procedure after she was carried into a hospital by an FSA soldier. The X-ray revealed shrapnel in her body. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Wounded Syrian Girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Wounded Syrian Girl
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young wounded Syrian Girl
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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A Fighters Bloody Hands
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A Free Syrian Army soldier's hands were soaked in blood after carrying a wounded girl into the hospital. While walking in the street with her mother, the young girl was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed immediatley from the blast which destroyed buildings nearby in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Wounded Syrian Girl
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Doctors aid a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Dead Syrian Civilian in Aleppo
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A Syrian civilian arrived dead at a hospital after an air strike in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Dead Free Syrian Army Soldier Aleppo
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
24 May 2013

The relatives of a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier tended to him after he was shot in the head by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Dead Free Syrian Army Soldier Aleppo
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
24 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after he was shot in the head by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier was aided by doctors in a hospital after being shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier in ...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by sniper. Doctors placed tape on his eyes in an effort to curb medication-induced hallucinations. Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier was rushed to the hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Doctors aided a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Doctors aid a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A doctor attempted to remove a bullet from a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier's back after he arrived at a hospital having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Emergnecy Room Aftermath Aleppo
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

The remnants of material in an emergency room after doctors treated a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Doctors aided a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital after having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Wounded Free Syrian Army Soldier
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A wounded Free Syrian Army soldier being aided during an X-Ray procedure after he arrived at a hospital having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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X-Ray of Bullet in Wounded Free Syria...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

An X-Ray revealed a bullet in the chest of a wounded Free Syrian Army soldier who arrived at a hospital having been shot by a sniper in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Doctor on Break Aleppo
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A doctor watches TV between surgeries after an airstrike nearby brought a constant flow of wounded victims to the hospital. The routine of the doctor's life in this hospital is around the clock work with little rest between ER shifts in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Relatives Visiting Wounded in Aleppo ...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

Relatives visited their family member who was shot by a sniper in a hospital in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Doctor Asleep in the Deserted Top Flo...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
26 May 2013

A Syrian doctor slipped away from a 48 hour shift in the ER to a room in the hospital that has been deserted by staff and patients because of intense sniper fire in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.