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Food shortages in Syria send prices soaring, compounding hunger problem

Date Published: 
12/07/2012
Summary: 

The United Nations’ World Food Program warned this week that the escalating violence in Syria is causing food shortages throughout the country. Factories have been bombed. Roads and farm fields are pockmarked with deep craters left by missiles. (..) Some of the most acute food shortages are in northern Syria, where fighting has been intense since the summer.