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From Our Own Correspondent - Syria crisis

In Syria, the effects of war rages and aid workers are shocked at the lack of international aid. Plus a report on saving wombats in Australia.

Inside the Syrian capital's ‘Damascus Bubble’ – a semblance of normal life continues, while war rages across the country. Civil servants still travel to work on public transport, and children sit exams. But even in the capital the cracks are starting to show. Food is running low and refugees continue to pour in from the suburbs and countryside – and throughout the coldest winter in 20 years, refugees have continued to flee the country. The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet has been in Syria and reports on life in the capital and beyond. In Australia conservationists are trying to save the wombats. Recently their numbers have been reduced - through disease, and shooting by farmers - but Georgina Kenyon has found some friends of the wombat who are keen to keep their species alive.

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 4:50AM Thu, 24 Jan 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 11:50AM Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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