One million people wounded, diseases spreading in Syria: WHO

(Reuters) – One million people have been wounded during Syria’s civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organization’s Syria representative said.

A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the war to 52 percent this year and contaminated water have added to the woes, allowing typhoid and hepatitis to advance, Elizabeth Hoff said in an interview late on Thursday.

More than 200,000 people have been killed in Syria’s conflict, which began in March 2011 with popular protests against President Bashar al-Assad and spiraled into civil war after a crackdown by his security forces.

“In Syria, they have a million people injured as a direct result of the war. You can see it in the country when you travel around. You see a lot of amputees,” said Hoff. “This is the biggest problem.”

She said a collapsed health system, where over half of public hospitals are out of service, has meant that treatments for diseases and injuries are irregular…

Whatever become of the Arab Spring?

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  • What became of the Arab Spring? It turned Muslim.

  • winniec

    Islam’s contributions to the world: war, slaughter, enslavement, scarcity, fear, poverty, disease, ignorance, misogyny, intolerance, supremacism, dictatorship, backwardness, sloth, uncertainty, hatred.

  • chayisun

    And the United Nations wants the west to take in refugees from these Islamic hell holes. Along with their love of islam they bring laziness, disease, a bloodlust for control, riots, murder and intolerance. Not worth saving. Not worth being concerned about. They hate the west so they can burn in hell for all I care. Let Saudi Arabia take in these slugs.
    Islam, the “religion” of peace, indeed.

    • Porky17

      Exactly! Muslims should stay in Muslim countries! Ban all immigration from Muslim countries to Canada, the USA, and Europe.

  • Porky17

    I get nostalgic about the “good old days” when Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Bashar al-Assad, Hosni Mubarak and others were in complete control of their countries. Secular brutal dictatorships are perhaps the only counterbalance to Muslim theocracies in this most wretched region of the earth.

    Democracy and Islam? Totally incompatible and always will be!

    • The Goat

      At least now we know for certain.

      • Frau Katze

        Back in 2003 I didn’t know it. (About the tribal/clan arrangements in the Arab world. Now I know that this type of society incompatible with Western-style democracy).

  • Just a thought

    And if those “refugees” come to civilized countries, they will immediately begin radicalizing, so that we can share the joys of Islam they pretend to be running away from.

  • Where is the rest of the ummah? Are they pitching in? Are they setting field hospitals? Are they adopting orphans?

    • The Goat

      Muslims don’t care about other muslims. They don’t even love their own children.

    • Frau Katze

      Turkey has taken in a lot. Many are living “unofficially” in Lebanon. Jordan has a huge UN-run camp.

      The wealthy Gulf states have taken no one at all. Qatar and no doubt wealthy non-govt Islamoloons have funded the terror groups that are driving it.

      • Jordan sets up camps, as they have done for the Palestinians, the other refugees no one wants.

        One would think they would avoid creating refugees as they don’t want to care for them.

        • Frau Katze

          No one seems interested in the refugees at all. I would have expected more from people of the same religion and ethnicity–to be a bit more generous.

          But not if it’s organized by tribes and clans. Outsiders are outsiders even if they speak language and have the same religion.

          They never assimilate, because of the tribes.

          • More seventh century thinking.

            Granted, many people still behave this way even in the West. It’s just not so apparent or dramatic.

    • chayisun

      Well, no. Muslims don’t get into such things as helping anybody. Why should they when the west will do everything.
      Muslims are too tribal, too stupid and soulless. Terrible people.

  • Barrington Minge

    This what happens when Islam is allowed to run wild…..suffering on bibical level.

  • minuteman

    All the things being moaned about are foreseeable consequences of a civil war. Should have thought about it before they started.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Well…ya…so..guess what? There’s a WAR going on there.
    Don’t expect it to be all shits and giggles…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Well, it’s a start at any rate. alawah truqbomb