Access to healthcare and basic services is difficult for many inside Syria.
The few clinics that remain open in cities where fighting is taking place face chronic shortages of medical supplies and of specialized doctors — most of whom have fled.
In the U.K., some Syrian-British doctors have started to use online tools like Skype to offer their much-needed surgical expertise.
The BBC's Ahmed Maher reports from London.
- Ahmed Maher, correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @BBCAhmedMaher.
This segment aired on September 30, 2013.