a crisis within a crisis in syria

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Syria and Turkey last week, it killed thousands and created a crisis within a crisis.

International aid began pouring into Turkey, but northwestern Syria, which was also hard-hit, received only a trickle. It was a bitter blow for Syrians, whose lives had already been uprooted by years of civil war, mass displacement and death.

Today, we hear from some Syrians and look at why it is so difficult for the world to help them.

Raja Abdulrahim, a correspondent in Jerusalem for The New York Times who traveled to northwestern Syria after the earthquake.

Idlib Province, Syria, after the quake. For days, residents in the country’s northwest said they were sometimes forced to dig through rubble by hand as survivors begged for help.
Emily Garthwaite for The New York Times

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Raja Abdulrahim contributed reporting.

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