Syria’s previously well-functioning health system has collapsed according to a leading international aid organisation. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also said that food shortages are commonplace, and water and electricity supply have been severely disrupted.
“While the authorities in Damascus hold the key to breaking this deadlock and removing all obstacles to independent aid across the country, we call on the parties involved, for want of a political resolution, to reach at least a basic agreement on humanitarian aid to facilitate its provision through the most effective means possible.
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