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Madaya: Portrait of a Syrian Town Under Siege

Friday, July 1, 2016
The Syrian government has besieged Madaya, a small town controlled by opposition forces an hour’s drive from Damascus, trapping residents inside without access to supplies, food, or services outside the town since July 2015, in violation of international humanitarian law. With inadequate food stores and medical care, 40,000 residents have suffered from starvation and malnutrition, and succumbed to disease, traumatic injury, and other life-threatening conditions.

The Shadow Doctors

Sunday, June 26, 2016
In the past five years, the Syrian government has assassinated, bombed, and tortured to death almost 700 medical personnel. Thousands of physicians once worked in Aleppo, formerly Syria’s most populous city, but the assault has resulted in an exodus of 95% of them. Despite the onslaught, doctors and international N.G.O.s have forged an elaborate network of underground hospitals throughout Syria.

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