An American student visits Syrians being treated in an Israeli hospital.
Syria; one word, five letters. The word itself is so imperceptibly simple, and still so incredibly significant. It is the name of a relatively small Middle Eastern nation plagued by conflict and coinciding social cleavages, shaken by a tolling civil war, a polarizing, politicized, and painful civil war. The nation’s citizens have become both soldiers and victims in this disastrous affair. With 400,000 dead and an additional 1.6 million injured, the question remains: who is there to assist the citizens of this despotic, war-torn nation?
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