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Syria: nuncio decries use of hunger as a weapon

January 19, 2016

Archbishop Mario Zenari, the apostolic nuncio to Syria, decried the use of hunger as a weapon in the Syrian Civil War.

“Using hunger, and thirst, as a weapon of war is a crime, a shameful thing,” he told AsiaNews.

“I am surprised that the international media is just talking about it now,” he added. “In some places, people have been dying of hunger for more than a year with lorries full of food, milk, and medicines, just waiting outside” of besieged towns.


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