In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

July 14, 2014 6:45 PM

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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

The warehouse off a dusty back road near the Turkish frontier is vast. Large wooden crates are stacked and ready for delivery to the desperate and displaced inside Syria.

This is the operations hub for Mercy Corps, a U.S.-based charity, and one of the largest aid providers to civilians in rebel-held areas in northern Syria. There are many other aid organizations working on a multimillion-dollar cross-border aid operation funded by Western governments, including the U...

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