Three Years of Strife and Cruelty Put Syria in Free Fall

Published on 21 March 2014

“It’s not just a humanitarian issue, a need to feed people,” Dr. Fouad M. Fouad, a Syrian doctor who studies the impact of the conflict, told a conference at the American University of Beirut last week. “It’s a historical, geopolitical issue.” Aid workers are scrambling to refocus public attention on Syria. Private donations for Syrians have lagged far behind those for other emergencies, like the recent typhoon in the Philippines, international aid groups say.

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