The Syrian Crisis
The Syrian crisis continues to have a major impact on people in all countries. Countless civilians have been killed and injured as a direct result of attacks, with 45% of casualties expected to live with permanent disabilities that require continued support beyond the crisis. The provision of health services remains hampered by ongoing attacks. Attacks on health centers have rendered the majority of primary health facilities and hospitals completely or partially destroyed or non-functional.
Renewed clashes and shelling in northern Syria targeting civilians and civilian facilities, especially health facilities, led to a rise in the number of people with limited access to emergency and specialized healthcare facilities, and to an increased need for relatively safe access to healthcare facilities that include trauma and a wide range of specialized surgical and non-surgical medical services needed in the region.