Syria’s Hunger

The UN reports that 6 years of fighting, weather conditions and the soaring costs of farming have sent food production in Syria plummeting to a record low.

In the past 5 years, wheat output has dropped by more than half and the availability of livestock has seen staggering declines, conditions that have led to food insecurity for more than 7 million Syrians.

The situation in rebel-held east Aleppo is particularly dire, according to World Food Programme spokeswoman Bettina Luescher. “It is very hard to say how people will be coping there,” she says.
Source: Reuters

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