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Fighting the coronavirus is worse than operating in Syria, says war trauma surgeon

Fighting the coronavirus is worse than operating in Syria, says war trauma surgeon

A trauma surgeon who operated in some of the world’s worst war zones has said that fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis is an “intense experience” and is as bad as “seeing children blown up in Aleppo”. Dr David Nott is a world-renowned trauma surgeon from...

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'After war we now have this': Syrians grapple with poverty and coronavirus

'After war we now have this': Syrians grapple with poverty and coronavirus

Kareem Zukari has endured a lot during the nine years of Syria’s war. There have been missiles and bullets, loved ones killed, and the fear of being conscripted into the army or tortured in Bashar al-Assad’s prisons. But no matter how bad things got, there was always food. “Now...

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In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

Staring into a smartphone camera in an empty classroom in rebel-held northwest Syria, geography teacher Danielle Dbeis addresses students confined at home away from the novel coronavirus. "Even if we are now doing distance learning... you can still talk to me online," says the 42-year-old,...

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Syrian doctor joins the fight against coronavirus in Chicago

Syrian doctor joins the fight against coronavirus in Chicago

Dr Zaher Sahloul has been here before. He has worked in hospitals where medical staff die because they are not protected, where wards are so overloaded with critical patients that the corridors fill with beds, and where doctors have to make decisions about who lives and who dies because they...

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