.
.
.
.

Food prices skyrocket in Syria’s Raqqa

Published: Updated:

Residents of Syria’s northern town of Raqqah are struggling with skyrocketing food prices, after the prolonged siege of the city of Aleppo threatens supplies.

Some residents say traders are partially to blame for making it hard for many people to buy food.

They say the payrolls of government employees stopped after armed opposition groups took control of the city last March, significantly affecting sales of food.

As well as the critical food shortages, Raqqah’s residents remain terrified by the regular shelling and bombing of the city by Syrian government forces, leaving behind a trail of dead and injured.