The Mail on Sunday: My secret mission to save Aleppo’s babies of the blitz

David Nott writes for The Mail on Sunday Of all the wounded children of Aleppo who passed before me, the memory of one has lodged in my mind like no other. Madam. I spent the week before Christmas in a field hospital in Syria operating on many tiny souls see-sawing between life and death, their bodies held … Continue reading The Mail on Sunday: My secret mission to save Aleppo’s babies of the blitz

The Telegraph: ‘They looked like they were coming out of a concentration camp’

By Raf Sanchez, Middle East Correspondent  For fifteen hours a day, the flow of wounded men, women and children from the remains of Syria’s largest city did not stop. Aleppo residents – evacuated to the safety of the countryside after a six-month siege – came with bones jutting through their skin, limbs succumbing to gangrene and shrapnel still buried … Continue reading The Telegraph: ‘They looked like they were coming out of a concentration camp’

The Observer: In Aleppo’s destroyed hospitals the dead lie with the living

David writes for The Observer I don’t think that in all my years of doing this I’ve ever seen such dreadful pictures of injuries, of people lying on the floor of an emergency room, the dead mixed with the living. One colleague, who I speak to all the time, was in despair, sending me all … Continue reading The Observer: In Aleppo’s destroyed hospitals the dead lie with the living

Skype Blog: The first ever known surgery over Skype with Dr. David Nott

Skype was developed in 2003 to help people stay together, no matter where in the world they happen to be. Since launch, we’ve discovered many weird, wonderful and original ways that people use video calling. From pet sitting to interior design. From working out to personal stylist advice—people really do use Skype in the most creative … Continue reading Skype Blog: The first ever known surgery over Skype with Dr. David Nott

Philanthropy Age: ‘You carry on because you’re saving somebody else’s life’

British surgeon David Nott has spent two decades operating on thousands of people in war zones, making life and death decisions under fire. Now he hopes to pass his hard-earned skills on to a small army of frontline volunteers There’s a simple reason why I keep going back: I feel sorry for those who are … Continue reading Philanthropy Age: ‘You carry on because you’re saving somebody else’s life’

The Mail on Sunday: The abomination in Aleppo from Russian bomb.

David Nott for The Mail on Sunday The text message from Aleppo flashed up on my phone as I was curled up on the sofa watching animated film The Good Dinosaur with my wife and 14-month-old daughter. It came from a much-loved Syrian friend, a surgeon like me. Written in haste, it read starkly: ‘Massacres … Continue reading The Mail on Sunday: The abomination in Aleppo from Russian bomb.

The Times: Surgeons save Syrian lives by Skype

The messages arrive at all hours of the day and night, the vibration of a mobile phone signalling that another life hangs by a thread in Aleppo. For the renowned British trauma surgeon David Nott and other doctors in London, Seattle, Washington and West Virginia, the Russian-backed onslaught on the city has been a daily … Continue reading The Times: Surgeons save Syrian lives by Skype

BBC Radio 4: ‘Aleppo doctors facing armageddon’

A British volunteer is worried for his colleagues as two hospitals in Aleppo, Syria, were hit during an aerial bombardment and are vulnerable to further attacks. David Nott is a British surgeon and has worked in the hospitals and trained some of the doctors who treat people with the terrible injuries inflicted by these bombs. … Continue reading BBC Radio 4: ‘Aleppo doctors facing armageddon’

BBC Newsnight: The doctors ‘breaking the siege’ in Aleppo via Skype

The battle over Aleppo has been raging for more than five years – with the Syria city under siege for much of this time. The medical and humanitarian situation is desperate. Two years ago, British doctor David Nott got into Aleppo to help train doctors there. Now he’s helping to get round the siege by … Continue reading BBC Newsnight: The doctors ‘breaking the siege’ in Aleppo via Skype

Daily Mail: British surgeon who operates on Aleppo’s wounded children as bombs rain down pleads: in the name of humanity, the West MUST act now

David Nott for The Daily Mail The small boy with a grievous stomach wound was one of hundreds who processed daily through the hospital in Aleppo where I was working as a trauma surgeon. ‘Am I going to die?’ he asked me quietly. Ali was just four years old, and it was the fact that … Continue reading Daily Mail: British surgeon who operates on Aleppo’s wounded children as bombs rain down pleads: in the name of humanity, the West MUST act now