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Northern Syria health care plagued by issues as UN extends cross-border aid

A US-based group of doctors conducted a detailed assessment of the region’s health sector in both Kurdish and rebel territory.
A picture shows the entrance to the Directorate of Health in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Sept. 13, 2021.

An American nonprofit organization has warned that health care in northern Syria is experiencing severe difficulties.

The New York-based Physicians for Human Rights nonprofit released a report in December 2021 on northern Syria’s health sector. The report details health care in territory controlled by Syrian rebel groups and Turkish-backed forces in northern Syria, as well as the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) territory in northeast Syria. Physicians for Human Rights conducted the research in late 2021. 

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