The number of refugees fleeing Syria has dropped dramatically -- but that's not good news. In fact, it's terrible.
Earlier this month, a doctor in northern Syria asked that a message be sent out to the world via Widney Brown, director of programs at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). "I don't know how much longer I can hang on," the doctor, a woman, said in the message, which Brown relayed to me in an interview. (Doctors have been the targets of violence in the country and are wary of being named.) Every day, children die in her hospital from a treatable form of anemia because the facility lacks the resources to perform basic procedures, such as blood transfusions or iron injections. "It's horrific," the doctor said. The international community, and the United Nations in particular, "have got to do a better job of getting supplies in or letting people out."