Since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011, more than four million Syrian refugees have fled their country, with more than 620,000 seeking safety in neighboring Jordan, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as of September 2015. Many—especially the estimated 20 percent housed in refugee camps—lack access to basic necessities, such as clean water, food, and shelter.
Living in extreme and uncertain conditions often precipitates health problems. Even seemingly benign cuts, scrapes, skin cracks, and burns can lead to more serious complications when left untreated.
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