Drought concerns plague Syrian farmers

United Press International: Pervasive drought in northeastern Syria sparked the largest wave of internal displacement in the region in years, U.N. agricultural officials said. Outdated irrigation systems and chronic drought pushes 1 million poverty-stricken farmers to look elsewhere for their livelihood, the U.N.'s humanitarian news agency IRIN reports. "Farmers who depend on only one crop are in trouble," said Abdulla Bin Yehia, a representative of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Damascus. ......

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