A photographer followed some doctors into Syrian refugee camps. This is what he saw.

January 22, 2014

An injured Syrian smokes a cigarette as a doctor plays chess with a patient at the government hospital in Al Ramtha, Jordan. (Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos)

More than 130,000 people have died in the war in Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The fighting has also displaced an astounding 2.3 million Syrians, many of whom now live in vast refugee camps in neighboring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. The United Nations says that number is rising by nearly 3,000 people a day, many of whom lack access to basic healthcare.

Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin followed a group of doctors, who, despite dangers of working in a war zone, are working to help displaced Syrians in the refugee camps abroad as well as within Syria itself. Below are some of Franklin's imaged from camps in Jordan and Turkey.

Ben Gupta, a doctor, transfers a wounded patient by ambulance to Amman. (Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos)

See more images by Stuart Franklin here.

Anup Kaphle is the Post's digital foreign editor. He has an M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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