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Rescuers pour into Turkey, but aid slow to arrive in earthquake-hit Syria

The disaster response in northern Syria is stymied by supply chain issues, logistical hurdles and diplomatic disputes over accessing the country's rebel-held territory.
Residents and rescuers search for victims and survivors amidst the rubble of collapsed buildings.

WASHINGTON — Rescue workers from around the world are streaming into Turkey but aid is arriving at a much slower pace in Syria, where more than a decade of conflict has created major hurdles for aid workers trying to reach survivors of Monday's powerful earthquake

Among the areas worst hit was the northwest Syrian province of Idlib, much of which had already been reduced to rubble during years of government airstrikes that destroyed basic infrastructure, wreaked havoc on the local economy and sent a flood of displaced people to tented camps on Turkey’s doorstep.

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