Syria’s lost generation of doctors

BMJ 2015;350:h3479
Authors: Aula Abbara, Miriam Orcutt, Omar Gabbar
“Even before the recent escalation of violence in Syria the targeting of doctors and medical facilities in the Syrian civil war was systematic and the consequences profound. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has reported more targeting of healthcare workers and health facilities in the Syrian conflict than in any previous conflict, with 224 attacks on medical facilities between March 2011 and December 2014.1 In 2014, a health worker was, on average, killed every other day; in March 2015, four of the eight medical facilities attacked had been targeted previously, some by barrel bombs.”
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