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Syrian refugee children walk through mud at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border, March 14, 2014.

Syria's aid blockade

I recently traveled to the Bab Al-Salam camp in northwestern Syria, so why couldn’t the aid trucks? My journey from the Turkish border to this makeshift site housing more than 16,000 displaced Syrians took only 10 minutes on foot. Yet, when I arrived at the camp, the absence of basic assistance couldn’t have been clearer.

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