Syrians evacuated from areas in Homs say they had to eat worms, cats to survive

By Loveday Morris, February 13, 2014

BEIRUT – In besieged areas of the Syrian city of Homs, even evergreen trees were stripped bare this winter.

Evacuees who fled in a U.N.-brokered cease-fire, which was extended for three days Thursday, describe being driven to desperation — eating leaves, foraged plants, cats and earthworms.

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