Displaced and Unemployed

The last of the doctors and nurses fleeing Aleppo as Assad’s forces moved in on the city last month are facing a new challenge: unemployment.
Forced to leave the city after relentless airstrikes, and fear of the regime arresting and torturing them for treating rebels, medical staff dispersed to nearby cities have lost their jobs and their sense of purpose according to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). The need is great, but while SAMS and other humanitarian groups are actively trying to create jobs for displaced doctors and nurses, there still isn’t enough gainful employment to go around. Additionally, many of the unemployed are injured and some are unable to work even if there were jobs to go to. All are scared and can’t return home, facing a new life without a purpose.
Source: NPR Goats and Soda

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