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Driven by starvation, Syrians forage for grass

MADAYA, Syria, Jan 12 (UNHCR)—Starving civilians trapped in this besieged Syrian town foraged for grass and herbs in a horrifying humanitarian crisis only broken when an aid convoy arrived this week, the UN Refugee ...

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