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WHO: Winter Puts Many Syrians at Risk of Life-Threatening Illness

The World Health Organization warns hundreds of thousands of people in Syria are at risk of life-threatening illnesses this winter because the country’s broken health system is ill-equipped to care for them. Before the war, Syria had a well-functioning health system that kept illnesses in check. But, now, five years into the conflict, Syria’s health care system is in shambles. The World Health Organization reports nearly 60 percent of the country’s public hospitals are either partially...

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