Residents and Civil Defense members search for survivors from under rubble of damaged buildings after an air strike on the rebel held al-Saliheen district in Aleppo, Syria, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Syria's war has killed more than a quarter of a million people, uprooted over half the population and left much of the country in ruins since it erupted five years ago.Handicap International, a French non-governmental organization, said earlier this month that one million people had been wounded in the war.Millions displacedIn January, the United Nations said that 13.5 million people out of a preconflict population of 23 million had been forced from their homes.An estimated 480,000 people are living under siege, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.NGOs have said Syria is living almost without electricity, with 83 percent of lighting no longer working.
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