Syria's worsening humanitarian crisis | News | Al Jazeera

Syria's worsening humanitarian crisis

Syrian army moves into different towns, increasing the potential for large numbers of people having to flee as refugees.

    The world's attention has recently been focused on Homs and attempts to get Red Cross aid into Baba Amr - which has been bombarded by Syrian government forces for weeks.

    But a far worse - and much wider - humanitarian crisis is taking place across the country.

    Activists have reported shelling in more areas including Qusayr, Rastan, Idlib and Hama. And as the army continues its offensive, the potential grows for large numbers of people becoming displaced or having to flee as refugees from the violence around them.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The State of Lebanon

    The State of Lebanon

    Amid deepening regional rivalries what does the future hold for Lebanon's long established political dynasties?

    Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

    Exploited, hated, killed: Italy's African fruit pickers

    Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse.