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Richard - Gaza

“I saw cleaners helping medics with patients. I saw management putting on tourniquets to stop people from bleeding to death.”

Richard is a veteran aid worker and doctor, who has recently been working with a Red Cross surgical team at a hospital in Gaza.

Twenty four hours after his arrival there was another outbreak of violence in the city. “I've seen people with gunshot wounds before, but never so many. It's my 9th or 10th mission with the Red Cross and this is the most casualties I've ever seen in one day …

"Imagine going down to a packed underground station at rush hour but finding those people all needed urgent medical attention, some might be bleeding to death. “ Photo: CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/Alyona Synenko

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