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Secret bakery feeds people of Aleppo

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 - 01:22

Mar. 4 - A bakery in the Syrian city of Aleppo provides bread to residents as many struggle to survive in the ongoing civil war. Sarah Charlton reports.

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As the war continues to tear Syria apart, residents in Aleppo are increasingly desperate for food. Hunger is the latest threat to survival as supplies fail to arrive. This bakery is providing around 1,000kg of bread every day. Its location has been kept secret, as opposition fighters say bakeries have been targeted by government shelling. Residents say the Free Syrian Army is paying to keep the bakery running amid fuel shortages and fights over flour. One local resident, who wants to remain anonymous, says the opposition is helping civilians. SOUNDBITE: (English) MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE OR GIVE HIS NAME SPEAKING OUTSIDE BAKERY, SAYING: "Before eight months, the Free Army has taken control of this area." (OVERLAID WITH PICS OF BAKERY) REPORTER ASKING "The Army help you..." "For surviving." Not all residents blame the government for the suffering. Even in some rebel-held areas, civilians are finding dire living conditions too much to bare. Aid groups warn of a worsening crisis if relief fails to reach people desperately in need.

Secret bakery feeds people of Aleppo

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 - 01:22

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