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At least 1.2 million children have fled Syria, and at least 4.3 million children are in urgent need of health and humanitarian assistance.What has happened is the result of the collapse of the health system in the country. It is even the case that most children today in Syria are unable to receive vaccination coverage for the most common vaccine-preventable diseases. Before the conflict, Syria had a good health care system, with a child mortality rate of 15 per 1,000 births, down from 38 per 1,000 births in 1990 . Even polio, which had been eradicated in Syria in 1995, is now present in up to 80,000 children across the country, raising concerns that it may spread beyond Syria's borders.In Syria today, children's lives are at risk even before they are born. Syria's conflict has been fueled by foreign intervention.
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