The uprising in Syria has become so violent that it recently forced the United Nations to suspend an observer mission. During some of the worst fighting, French surgeon Jacques Bérès snuck across the border into the country and performed dozens of surgeries on the wounded.
IRC opens medical clinics to support Syrian refugees
Syria crisis has displaced 500,000 says UN; more families cross border
June 1, 2012 By
Syrian refugee Fawaz now lives in Jordan with his wife and nine children in a two room structure that had been abandoned for years before they found it. The roof leaks, and while there's a makeshift toilet, there's no plumbing. They've tapped into a neighbor's utilities for electricity and drinking water. There's very little housing left in Jordan near its border with Syria, and rental prices have more than doubled in the past year due to the influx of refugees.