Ground Zero: Syria (Part 9) – Aleppo’s Child Nurse

Published on Aug 20, 2013

As Assad’s troops and the Free Syrian Army continue to battle in the middle of Aleppo and Syrian doctors try to flee the country, Dar al-Shifa’a hospital serves as the only option for birthing mothers. VICE photographer and videographer Robert King recently visited the hospital, where he met and interviewed a 14-year-old boy nurse who helps deliver babies in the war zone. The teenager explained to Robert the challenges he faces from depleting medical supplies to attending to newborns with no electricity.

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Ground Zero Syria is a series where we’ve compiled photojournalist and videographer Robert King’s footage into a series of raw, largely unedited vignettes that present a snapshot of the ancient city as it crumbles and burns while its citizens are killed indiscriminately.

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