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Sam Baker Apr 18
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Syria's health care system is in crisis

An injured man rests his leg
Syrians seek medical care after a regime bombing last month. Photo: Khaled Akacha/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Syrian civil war has taken a devastating toll on the country's health care system.

The big picture: More than half of its public hospitals are closed or operating at a diminished capacity, and 75% of Syrian health care workers have fled the country, per a Wall Street Journal video filmed on the ground in Raqqa.