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With the war in Syria showing no signs of abating, the need for assistance to the population there grows more urgent by the day.Thousands of physicians have left the country and those still there face great challenges in providing health assistance to the population.In Aleppo, only 10 hospitals – 30 percent of the 33 functioning hospitals that were in place in 2010 – were functioning as of August 2015 .Physicians for Human Rights has reported that the Syrian government is responsible for 88 percent of the recorded hospital attacks and 97 percent of killings of medical personnel. PHR has documented the deaths of 686 medical personnel and 329 attacks on medical facilities across Syria between March 2011 and October 2015 .The war has had devastating effects on the health of the Syrian population.
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