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Syrian refugees trade violence for thirst

As the sound of bombs becomes a distant echo, many refugees from Syria’s war face a new enemy: thirst. For some, the battle begins the moment they reach the border of water-scarce countries such as Jordan and Lebanon.

“We didn’t want to end up in a camp,” said Fahid, who attempted to enter Jordan illegally with his wife and children and spoke to Al Jazeera under a pseudonym. “My children asked for a drink, many times, but we had nothing left. We fled with very little.”….

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