Syria: Photos reveal hidden devastation of a years-long drought

Published on 04 September 2010

On a dusty, rocky plain patches of dried grass try to poke through. A couple of makeshift tents, composed of scraps of material flapping insecurely in the wind, attract the eye while two swaddled figures can be seen talking in the background. (..) Food handouts have been provided to many remaining in the region but international aid agencies such as the World Food Program are short of funds and have not been able to reach everyone.

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