As the killing goes on in Syria, people are risking their lives again to escape the country, many of them with horrible injuries.
Yaara Bou Melhem meets some of the desperate refugees and the doctors working in Turkey and Lebanon to help them.
The injuries are horrendous… lost limbs, gunshot wounds and the scars of beating and torture, some requiring complicated surgery and years of rehabilitation.
One of the doctors Yaara meets is Syrian-born Australian, Dr Tamer Kahil, who says he just couldn’t sit back and do nothing.
And from a Syrian medic who fled the regime, there are harsh words for President Bashar Al Assad, who is himself also a doctor.
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On air: 29th May 2012