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Problems caused by drought in Syria

The United Nations says Syria urgently needs help to tackle the devastating effects of the worst drought the Middle East has seen in decades.

Iraq, parts of Turkey, Jordan and Syria have all been affected, with more than a million people affected in Syria alone.

Natalia Antelava reports from the north east of Syria where drought has had a big impact on agriculture and drinking water supplies.

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