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Price hikes make life harder in Idlib

Prices have increased dramatically ahead of Ramadan in opposition-held areas of Syria, where residents accuse Hayat Tahrir al-Sham of failing to help.
Syrians buy food supplies ahead of the Muslim month of Ramadan, at a shopping street in the northwestern rebel-held city of Idlib, on April 1, 2022.

Idlib witnessed a dramatic increase in the prices of foodstuffs, commodities and fuels ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, further burdening civilians, especially the displaced. Living conditions in the Syrian opposition-held areas are deteriorating with a lack of job opportunities and decreasing value of wages as well as scarce support from humanitarian organizations.

The prices of many types of vegetables, fruits, meat and basic food items have risen along with fuel.

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