Damascus water shortage threatens children, U.N. says

Boys play in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of DamascusBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Children are at risk of waterborne diseases in Syria's capital Damascus where 5.5 million people have had little or no running water for two weeks, the United Nations said on Friday. "There is a major concern about the risk of waterborne diseases among children," UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said.

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