Douma patients had symptoms consistent with toxic weapons exposure

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Douma patients had symptoms consistent with toxic weapons exposure

The conflict in Syria which has been going on since 2011 reached a new low when a suspected chemical attack took place on April 7, affecting 500 people in Syria's Douma and killing 70 others, with most of the fatalities consisting of women and children.

The World Health Organization on Wednesday demanded "immediate" access to the victims of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, voicing indignation at the strike that caused symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic substances.

"In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed", it said in a statement issued in Geneva.

Dr. Peter Salama, WHO's deputy director-general for emergency preparedness and response, demanded "immediate unhindered access" to the area.

As the UN Security Council, which has both the United States and Russian Federation having veto powers, was not able to reach a consensus on the suspected chemical attack, World Health Organisation (WHO) has stepped in, demanding "immediate unhindered access to the area" in a statement.

On Feb. 24, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution, which called for a month-long ceasefire in Syria - especially in Eastern Ghouta - to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Assad has been blamed for previous attacks by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and UN-backed war crimes investigators.

Secretary-General António Guterres has also expressed his outrage at reports that civilians in the enclave are being targeted by toxic agents, saying that any confirmed use of chemical weapons, by any party to the conflict, "is abhorrent and a clear violation of worldwide law". "Now global chemical weapons inspectors are demanding safe and unhindered passage to and from Douma to determine whether globally banned munitions were used".

WHO is now coordinating the health cluster response for people displaced from Eastern Ghouta and stands ready to step up assistance to the newly-accessible areas there once access is granted.

The UN high commissioner reacted to the report and stated that the world must know what happens on using chemical weapons.

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