Syria droughts devastate crops, livestock: UN

Published on 07 September 2010

Four our consecutive droughts since 2006 have triggered "significant losses" of crops and livestock in Syria, mostly in the northeast of the country, a UN official said on Tuesday. (..) In June, the World Food Programme started delivering food aid to nearly 200,000 people in those three provinces in the second such initiative since the United Nations launched a plan last year to combat the effects of the drought. "The situation is really bad" in northeast Syria, WFP official Selly Muzammil said in June.

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