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Refugee group expresses concerns for rising need in Syria

The Arab Daily News
11 Aug 2020, 04:37 GMT+10

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The American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME), the American branch of a worldwide refugee relief charity, anticipates a huge wave of Syrian refugees in the near future, as food shortages strike Syria.

With a severe bread shortage caused by many bakeries suspending work because of a lack of flour and a rise in the price of baking materials, Syria currently faces the risk of mass starvation or another mass exodus. Anti-regime protests have taken place across the country over the past six weeks as civilians risk arrest to protest Syria's worsening economic crisis.

Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, more than 380,000 Syrians have been killed and a staggering 13.2 million have been displaced, with 80 percent of Syrians living in poverty.

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