January 12, 2015

Health care under civil conflict

Current situation in Syria deserves a better understanding and international support. Beyond the refugee crisis there is a huge health tragedy:
More than 12 million people are impacted by the violence, with 7.6 million people displaced inside the country and more than 3 million displaced in neighboring nations. Some refugees live in formal camps, but the majority are living in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Refugees have also fled to Egypt and Iraq, and many remain inside Syria but have had to leave their homes. Many have also been affected by the terrorist Islamic State group.
A difficult moment, and things may get worse. I would like to suggest a look at this documentary from PBS Frontline:  The Rise of ISIS in english and in catalan here until Jan 18th.