A study published last week in the UK medical journal Lancet found that since the Arab Spring in 2010, life expectancy has significantly dropped in Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. Per the study, “The region has historically seen improvements in life expectancy and other health indicators, even under stress. However, the current situation will cause deteriorating health conditions for many countries and for many years and will have an impact on the region and the rest of the world.”
The study reports that in 2010, the life expectancy for a Syrian man was 75 years old but just three years later, that had fallen to 69. And for women, life expectancy was 80 years old in 2010, three years later, it fell to 75.