Boxes of vaccines are being unloaded of a truck by members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to distribute in Eastern al-Ghouta, a rebel-held region outside the capital Damascus, on January 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANY
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Syria is facing a "medical and humanitarian disaster" after nearly four years of war have gutted the country's healthcare system, leading to a return of eradicated diseases, a group of Syrian doctors said in Paris Monday.A doctor from Aleppo, a former economic hub ravaged by fighting, said the city has only five hospitals -- three only partially functioning -- in the eastern rebel-controlled section where 360,000 people live surrounded by government forces.In the ISIS stronghold Raqqa, home to 1.6 million people, one doctor said there were "no obstetrics, gynecological or pediatric services".The UOSSM doctors try and work in all zones, whether held by government forces, rebels or ISIS jihadis.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE