Syrians turn old blankets into winter coats to survive

Syrians in rebel-held towns are struggling to survive, with many of them surrounded by government forces. At a make-shift tailor shop in the besieged city of al-Houla, in Syria's northern Homs province, blankets and old clothes are given new life.

    Syrians in rebel-held towns are struggling to survive, with many of them surrounded by government forces.

    At a make-shift tailor shop in the besieged city of al-Houla, in Syria's northern Homs province, blankets and old clothes are given new life.

    Supplies are running short and - with little access to international aid - residence are learning to improvise with what little they have.

    Al Jazeera's Fintan Monaghan reports.


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