Doctor who ran underground children’s hospital in Syria honored

Doctor who ran underground children’s hospital in Syria honored

Dr. Amani Ballour, a paediatrician from Syria who ran an underground hospital between 2016-2018, has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg Prize for her courage, bravery and commitment. Ballour ran an underground field hospital known as the Cave in her hometown of Eastern Ghouta. Overseeing a staff of 100, Ballour and her team helped save thousands. She is now a refugee in Turkey.

IIZard 3 months

Someone deserving of an award

Nomad 3 months

Incredible. Gutsy

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 3 months

Lot of respect for that woman, putting her life on the line to help people. Her use of the word "safe space" was spot on. She was in physical danger. She deserves to be recognized for her bravery, especially since that had nothing to do with why she took these actions.

porcus 3 months

I like that idea of the Wallenberg prize. She definitely deserves recognition for her actions, pretty amazing.

Fin 3 months

Oh that's awesome... A true fearless physician.. N worthy of Wallenberg status...the great Wallenberg kidnapped n gulaged by Stalin.. He saved thousands from the nazi death camps under Swedish citizenship papers.. way to go doc... U truly are a hero n inspiration.. Thxs doc

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 3 months

Now THIS is a hero.

Jester 3 months


Fin 3 months

Best most positive news.... I have heard in long time... Someone simply dedicated to everything she took n oath to... N she n her staff in worst conditions saved lives n provided compassionate care without worrying about their own safety... A true physician in every single way...

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