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The five-year civil war in Syria has killed 400,000 Syrians, injured countless others, and displaced half of the country’s 22 million residents.

It’s also completely ravaged the country’s health care system. Helicopters drop barrel bombs filled with shrapnel and nails onto hospitals. Doctors report they don’t have enough coffins to bury the dead.

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In Aleppo, a city of 300,000, there are just nine places left to seek health care, and only seven ambulances. There is one neurologist and one cardiologist.

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