SYRIA: Insecurity makes drought-hit farmers even more vulnerable

BEIRUT/DUBAI 17 February 2012 (IRIN) – Instability in Syria has aggravated an already vulnerable situation for tens of thousands of farmers and herders affected by recurrent drought, but only a fraction of them have received assistance because of chronic “serious underfunding” of humanitarian programmes in Syria, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns.

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