Syria's climate-scorched wheat fields feed animals, not people

Moussa Fatimi’s wheat field was once part of a thriving Syrian breadbasket. Now, he can’t even grow enough to feed his family, and the land has been turned over to animals.

Fatimi’s crop has withered from a climate crisis, adding to fears of supply shortages sparked by the war in Ukraine as Syria grapples with record-high rates of food insecurity.

“For the second year in a row, we face drought,” Fatimi, 85, told AFP at his parched plot.

“We haven’t even harvested enough this year to secure our own supply of bread. Our losses are in the millions,” he said.


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