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Syria’s Food Shortages Rise as Production Hits Record Low

United Nations agencies have warned that food shortages across Syria are growing as production hit a record low. A joint study by the Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Program found that five years of civil war was severely limiting the ability of farmers to cultivate their land.   The U.N. agencies have blamed the deteriorating food situation in Syria on widespread insecurity and unfavorable weather conditions in parts of the country. Those factors, they said,...

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