Mar 3, 2016

The Drought That Preceded Syria's Civil War Was Likely the Worst in 900 Years | VICE News

Syria
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Elaisha Stokes
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VICE News
Aleppo residents clamor for aid at food distribution point of the UN World Food Program, February 2013. Photo: Jan-Niklas Kniewel,EPA
Aleppo residents clamor for aid at food distribution point of the UN World Food Program, February 2013. Photo: Jan-Niklas Kniewel,EPA

The drought had displaced Syrians long before the conflict began," said Francesco Femia, president of the Center for Climate Security. "And what is frightening is that analysts who study the region completely missed it."