28 April 2017 Vol 356, Issue 6336
Syria, slums, and health security
By Seth Berkley
Science28 Apr 2017 : 353 Full Access
The Syrian conflict has been described as a new kind of world war: local conflicts with resounding global consequences. It has accelerated the rise of the terrorist group ISIS, destabilized Europe’s open border agreement, and led to the single largest refugee crisis in decades. These factors contribute to an emerging fragility that compounds the humanitarian crisis in Syria but also threatens global health.