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Humanitarian Aid to Syria in Crisis

hum“With hopes for comprehensive peace talks in the immediate future nearly quashed, groups monitoring the ongoing crisis in Syria say more attention needs to be paid to the intractable dilemma of delivering humanitarian aid to the country.

More than nine million people currently require immediate assistance in Syria, the United Nations said recently, many of them suffering from a lack of food, water, and basic medical supplies as winter edges closer.

But aid workers cannot reach them, monitors say, largely because the Syrian government has restricted access…”

Read the full article in The Huffington Post.

The Dire Situation in Aleppo

assessFor an in-depth understanding of the state of the humanitarian crisis — in this case, in the Syrian city of Aleppo, you can read this detailed Joint Rapid Assessment of Northern Syria – Aleppo City Assessment (PDF).

40 percent of Syrians Need Humanitarian Aid Says UN

A 4 November 2013 article by Reuters says:

The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria or about 40 percent of the population need humanitarian assistance due to the country’s 2-1/2-year civil war, the U.N. humanitarian office said on Monday.

Half a Million Syrians With War Injuries

“The World Health Organization estimates there are now half a million Syrians with war injuries…”
Syria’s Assault on Doctors / New York Review of Books, 3 November 2013

Amputation Rate in Syria is Double Other Wars

end of tears“Handicap International has estimated that the rate of amputations and spinal cord injuries in Syria is roughly double that of other wars. ”

Syria’s Assault on Doctors / New York Review of Books, 3 November 2013

Syrian Civil War Leaves Health Services in Tatters

“Almost two-thirds of the nation’s hospitals have been badly damaged or destroyed, 92 percent of the ambulances in affected areas are out of service, and the vast majority of the nation’s doctors, nurses and other health workers have fled or have been killed. The few health care facilities that remain generally have no fuel, electricity or water…”

See the article at the San Francisco Gate.