Snowstorm Freezes Life in Idlib Province

Severe weather brings extra hardship for citizens suffering effects of conflict
(Salqeen, Syria) – Snow was once a cause for joy in Syria, but the darkness of war and destruction that spread over most cities here has multiplied the harsh effects of the December storm.
In the province of Idlib, shortages meant shops raised prices on all goods, with the problem exacerbated by the lack of all necessities.
The snow gave children cause to rejoice and play for a short while, but there was no warmth to be found once they made their way back home.
This report on the storm in the province of Idlib was prepared by Damascus Bureau reporter Issam Abdel Hamid.