Northern Syria has endured years of war. Now, an earthquake has added to the despair


Rescue workers carry a boy they recovered from the rubbles of a building after an earthquake in Dana, a town in rebel-held Idlib, early Monday morning.

Since the civil war began in 2011, Syria’s northern region has been beset by crisis after crisis. Monday’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake was “the last thing people need,” one aid worker said.

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