Local groups help parts of war-torn Syria that big aid agencies can't reach

March 13, 2015 12:02 AM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local groups outside the formal aid sector, many formed "around the kitchen table", are helping to fill gaps in the humanitarian response in Syria, reaching communities big agencies cannot access, a leading think tank said on Friday.

Small charities, activists and diaspora organizations, while lacking access to international funding, are the only ones delivering aid in certain parts of Syria, said a report by the London-based Overseas Development Institute.

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