[QODLink]
Middle East
Syrians seek refuge in countryside
Families flee urban areas as violence in 18-month uprising against the Syrian government continues.
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 01:59

Thousands of Syrians who have fled urban areas have aimed for relative safety in the countryside.

While the United Nations continues to discuss possible solutions for the internally displaced, the people of al-Riqqa offer them what little they have.

Season after season has gone by, and still the war rages on. The lucky few find work in the fields in these countryside villages, but still they struggle to feed their families.

Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports.

76

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.