36 out of 5000 doctors are left in Aleppo.

60% of hospitals in Syria have been damaged or destroyed.

Learn more.

Tags: Syria news world

ICYMI: Watch President Obama’s full address on the situation in Syria.

Tags: Syria Obama news

The United Nations estimates that since 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. Violence has forced more than 2 million Syrians to flee the country as refugees, and another 4.5 million are internally displaced. 
Roughly one in four Syrians have been forced to abandon their home. 

The United Nations estimates that since 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. Violence has forced more than 2 million Syrians to flee the country as refugees, and another 4.5 million are internally displaced.

Roughly one in four Syrians have been forced to abandon their home. 

How to survive a chemical weapons attack
The deadly nerve gas Sarin is believed to be behind the poison gas attack that killed more than 1,400 people in the Syrian suburbs of Damascus on August 21. And the horribly potency of the gas has raised questions about what it would take to arm the public against a future chemical weapons attack.
To answer these questions, we took a look the science behind Sarin.

How to survive a chemical weapons attack

The deadly nerve gas Sarin is believed to be behind the poison gas attack that killed more than 1,400 people in the Syrian suburbs of Damascus on August 21. And the horribly potency of the gas has raised questions about what it would take to arm the public against a future chemical weapons attack.

To answer these questions, we took a look the science behind Sarin.

President Obama’s request to Congress for limited military strikes against Syria has eft many Americans with one basic question: What exactly is happening with Syria? 
Here’s your cheat sheet.

President Obama’s request to Congress for limited military strikes against Syria has eft many Americans with one basic question: What exactly is happening with Syria?

Here’s your cheat sheet.

Tags: Syria Obama news

At 12:30 p.m. ET, Secretary of State Kerry will make a statement on Syria.

You can watch the live-stream here.

Tags: Syria Kerry

In an interview with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, President Obama said no decision has been reached about action against Syria and “concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried” out the use of chemical weapons.

Watch above and learn more here.

News Wrap: Chinese Earthquake Kills at Least 75, Reduces Thousands of Homes to Rubble

In other news Monday, an earthquake with a 6.6-magnitude struck the Chinese province of Gansu, triggering landslides and damaging or destroying thousands of mud-brick homes. At least 75 people have been killed and hundreds wounded. Also, Syrian rebels claimed they captured a village outside Aleppo.

Eleven-year-old Ali arrived in Lebanon just two weeks after being shot in the face.

Fearing reprisals on their families back in Syria, most refugees don’t want to reveal their last names to reporters, and many cover their faces to protect their identities.

Ali is blind in one eye and still has fragments of shrapnel in his chest and face. “I can feel the shrapnel in my chest and my nose when I breathe. It hurts,” he said.

Learn more here.

The photo above is a drawing by a child Syrian refugee. 
The number of Syrian refugees escaping to neighboring Jordan has surpassed 400,000 with thousands more arriving each day. Many of the refugees are children, who normally would be in school but instead are hunkering down in refugee camps.
International aid agencies including Save the Children are racing to create enough tent classrooms to accommodate them all. One program, geared particularly for young children, lets the refugees express their feelings about the violence they witnessed through art. Learn more about the program here.

The photo above is a drawing by a child Syrian refugee.

The number of Syrian refugees escaping to neighboring Jordan has surpassed 400,000 with thousands more arriving each day. Many of the refugees are children, who normally would be in school but instead are hunkering down in refugee camps.

International aid agencies including Save the Children are racing to create enough tent classrooms to accommodate them all. One program, geared particularly for young children, lets the refugees express their feelings about the violence they witnessed through art. Learn more about the program here.