The right to health for Syrian refugees. By – The Lancet
June 20 marks World Refugee Day, which was established by the UN to highlight the plight of those who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. The day should act as a reminder of the most pressing refugee crisis at present: that created by the brutal conflict in Syria. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that more than 1·6 million Syrians have been directly affected by violence in their country and are now residing in host nations—Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan. Women and children make up three quarters of this population.
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