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Syria Two Years On: The Failure of International Aid So Far
Since the first protests broke out in Syria in March 2011, the country has spiralled into all-out war. After two years of an extremely violent conflict which has resulted in more than 70,000 dead according to the United Nations, the Syrian people are faced with a humanitarian catastrophe. 
Read this report to learn more about how conflict has put the healthcare system in jeopardy. Despite repeated requests, MSF has not received permission from the government to work in the country, but has been able to open three hospitals in the opposition-held areas in the north where assistance remains well below the level of the needs.

Syria Two Years On: The Failure of International Aid So Far

Since the first protests broke out in Syria in March 2011, the country has spiralled into all-out war. After two years of an extremely violent conflict which has resulted in more than 70,000 dead according to the United Nations, the Syrian people are faced with a humanitarian catastrophe. 

Read this report to learn more about how conflict has put the healthcare system in jeopardy. Despite repeated requests, MSF has not received permission from the government to work in the country, but has been able to open three hospitals in the opposition-held areas in the north where assistance remains well below the level of the needs.

The situation is extremely bad. We have no sewage system and had to dig holes in the ground. When it rains the water flows into the tents so the kids get sick. It’s also very cold and most families don’t have heaters, so we have to burn all sorts of materials. The kids are sick. Ourmost important concern here right now is medical care. We need doctors.
Syrian refugee from Deir Zenoun Camp, on the Misery Beyond the War Zone.