Syrians at home and abroad try to ease humanitarian crisis   

from The Washington Post
Published on 18 Dec 2012 View Original

By Michael Pell, Abeer Allam and Abigail Fielding-Smith, Published: December 18

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Syrians at home and abroad are pouring millions of dollars and other aid into their country in an effort to ease a growing humanitarian crisis that is straining relief agencies, opposition groups and neighboring states.

Donors ranging from businessmen in Dubai to covert ad hoc aid agencies in besieged Damascus, Syria, are trying to quell the cold, hunger and homelessness facing growing numbers of their compatriots as the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad approaches its third year.

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