Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

On December 23, 2012, following a week of imposed scarcity, the Syrian town of Halfaya received 100 sacks of flour from an Islamic charity. The town’s main bakery started churning out bread, an all too infrequent occurrence since violence between the Asad regime and opposition forces escalated earlier that year. Hungry citizens began to queue.

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How to cite this article:

Brent Eng, Jose Ciro Martinez "Starvation, Submission and Survival," Middle East Report 273 (Winter 2014).