December 17, 2013

In Focus: Syrian War Worsens Ahead of Peace Conference

Syria’s civil war is nearly 3 years old now, claiming the lives of more than 120,000 people, forcing nine million to flee their homes, and causing a humanitarian crisis on a record scale. Earlier this week, the United Nations issued an appeal for $6.5 billion for Syrian aid — its largest appeal ever for a single crisis. Fighting appears to be intensifying, especially in Aleppo, as both sides try to make gains before a scheduled peace conference in Switzerland on January 22, 2014. The situation on the ground remains incredibly complex and dangerous, with little real hope of immediate resolution. The photojournalists who shot the following images did so at great personal risk, more than 20 journalists have been killed in the conflict so far, many more injured or abducted.

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