Cancer Center in Syria’s Besieged East Ghouta Struggles to Survive · Global Voices

GLOBAL VOICES | on Wed, Jan 3, 10:01 AM

Recent photo of the Dar Al-Rahma Center for Cancer in Eastern Ghouta. Photo taken by the media officer of the center and republished with permission. Qasem Al-Hallak was shocked when, at the age of 13, a doctor revealed that a little wart in his neck contained cancer cells. “I thought it [was] only an inflammation,” he told Global Voices. Al-Hallak resides in Hazrama, Syria, a town in the opposition-held territory of Eastern Ghouta, about 10 kilometers from Damascus, where nearly 350,000 inha...

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