It's the last place on earth you would want to be: an intense war zone in a seemingly intractable conflict. And yet, for the civilians on the ground, the need for independent medical aid is all the more acute.
With that in mind, Medicins Sans Frontiers, or "Doctors without Borders", continues to recruit doctors from all over the world: men and women who are deeply committed and brave enough to enter these conflict zones.
One of those doctors is with me now. He's a Longford man, a young paediatrician, and he's preparing to take off for Syria tomorrow as part of an emergency medical team.
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