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Syrian doctors struggle to care for mentally ill and traumatised

By Reuters | Tue, 4 Mar 2014 13:52 PM
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(The identity of the correspondent has been withheld for security reasons)

DAMASCUS, March 4 (Reuters) - It was cold and dark in the psychiatrist's office in downtown Damascus. The electricity had just gone out, a regular occurrence these days in the Syrian capital, and he wore a jacket and scarf for warmth.

Patients used the light from their mobile phones to climb a narrow staircase up five floors. ...

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