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Medical Urgency


People escort a wounded civilian at the community hospital in Bangui, Feb. 19, 2014.

Prompt evacuation to a hospital can mean the difference between life and death.

Many aid groups have set up clinics and other medical facilities to treat the injured during the ongoing unrest. These efforts are of little use, though, if people are hindered in seeking treatment.

Prompt evacuation to a hospital can mean the difference between life and death for someone with a gunshot or machete wound. All people deserve the consideration for medical aid without discrimination. All those bearing weapons, respect the principles of our common humanity and allow the injured to get the medical care they need.

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