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The dark, damp emergency room in the field hospital of besieged Homs
The dark, damp emergency room in the field hospital of besieged Homs
Yazan al-Homsy
Yazan al-Homsy

HOMS – This city in western Syria is nearing 500 days under siege, with no supply route in or out. Medical equipment and supplies are nearly impossible to find. There are no alternatives for the medicine, be it for chronic illness or for wounds sustained during daily shellings of the city. There are few medical personnel on the scene.

In Old Homs, a critical wound becomes more terrifying than death itself. A doctor might need to amputate a limb to save a patient’s life. In more critical cases, the lack of medical facilities means the only option for patients is death.

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