Safa al-Hussein and her daughter, Ahed, wounded in an airstrike in Syria's Raqqa, wait in line with their relatives for a consultation with a Syrian doctor at a Migrant Health Center in Ankara on February 22 2018. AFP / ADEM ALTAN
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The child has a leg injury she suffered during an attack on the northern Syrian city of Raqqa.She is treated by a doctor and nurse, who are both Syrian like her.Turkey has taken in over 3.5 million refugees from Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 .The Ankara center's medical team is partly made up of Syrian refugees.After seven weeks of training, administered by the Turkish Health Ministry and the World Health Organization, they are able to work in the migrant health center, returning to careers they had in Syria. ECHO partly finances the training provided to the Syrian refugee doctors and nurses.Dr. Nidal Arap, who fled Aleppo in 2012, has been working in the Ankara center since last June.Eight of the clinic's 10 doctors, and 10 of the 13 nurses, are Syrian.The Syrian doctors also contribute to campaigns encouraging infant vaccinations organized by the Health Ministry and WHO.
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