During an international crisis management mission, you are the commander of the medical mission and thus responsible for the medical care of the allied soldiers. You do not have an explicit humanitarian mission.
In the middle of the night you are called to the emergency room of the camp. There's a local man sitting in front of the ER.
According to the report of the local man, three days earlier, a gas stove had exploded in a village hundreds of kilometers away and burned his two boys massively. The local hospital had given them a basic treatment, but then refused any further treatment as hopeless and futile. In desperation, the father put his two whimpering sons in a taxi and drove them to your hospital. The journey took them three days and three nights.
In the emergency room, the completely glued bandages were loosened; this was only possible under general anesthesia. Under the bandages, third degree burns are visible all over the bodies of the children: in the elder almost 80% of the body surface, in the younger about 50%.
Questions for the discussion of this scenario
What can you do?
Source: Adapted from Diller, HP, and Wolfgang Locher. 2014. Die Entscheidung. Eine Erfahrung als Kommandeur Sanitätseinsatzverband in Kabul. Wehrmedizin und Wehrpharmazie (1):55-57.