Friday, February 22, 2013

"We are watching a humanitarian tragedy unfold before our eyes": Syria's internally displaced grow desperate

Displaced Syrians wait for food at the Bab-al-Salam camp near the northern city of Azaz [Saad Basir/Al Jazeera]

Bab-al-Salam camp, Syria - As darkness descends on the dreary refugee camp bordering Turkey, hungry residents queue for the daily distribution of meagre rations.

Displaced Syrians wait in the long line with tin and plastic containers, hoping those dishing out food will provide enough to feed their families.

Shortages of all kinds of supplies, particularly food and fuel, are common throughout Syria and in this muddy camp near the city of Azaz - 400 kilometres directly north of Damascus - it is no different. The situation at Bab-al-Salam has steadily deteriorated......

FULL ARTICLE HERE: Syria's internally displaced grow desperate - Features - Al Jazeera English

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