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Sowing Hope In Syria's Besieged Communities

Huffington Post - ‎vor 4 Stunden‎
In Syria's besieged areas, civilians are planting their own urban gardens to make up for the lack of humanitarian aid and exorbitant cost of black-market food. BEIRUT - In Madaya, a ... The independent watchdog group Siegewatch estimates that over 1 ...

Syrian shelling kills 51 civilians as UN calls for ceasefire to deliver aid to besieged towns

ABC Online - ‎21.07.2016‎
In Geneva, the United Nations called on Syria's warring sides to observe a 48-hour truce to let aid reach eastern Aleppo and other besieged zones where civilians may be starving. "We need to regain momentum. What does it take to regain momentum?

UN calls for 48 hour ceasefires to aid besieged Syrian zones

Reuters - ‎21.07.2016‎
GENEVA The United Nations called on Thursday for Syria's warring sides to observe 48-hour local truces to let aid reach eastern Aleppo and other besieged zones where civilians may be starving. Jan Egeland, humanitarian advisor to U.N. Syria envoy ...

UN urges weekly truce to help Syrians in need

Toronto Star - ‎25.07.2016‎
The humanitarian chief said he was “alarmed” at the reported deteriorating of humanitarian conditions in four towns - Madaya, Zabadani, Foua and Kefraya - where more than 62,000 people are besieged. He warned that pictures of starving children are ...

Starvation-inducing sieges: A tactic of war in Syria

Middle East Eye - ‎22.07.2016‎
The inability of the UN to deliver humanitarian aid to Syrians living in besieged locations generated international outcry following two events: the delayed UN response to the siege of Madaya, a Syrian town near the Syrian-Lebanese border; and the ...

More children in Syria dying of malnutrition

Ynetnews - ‎23.07.2016‎
A new report by two human rights groups shows that Madaya, population: 40,000, lacks food and has medical care provided only by two dentistry students and a veterinarian.

Sowing Hope and Weeding Out Siege Profiteers

News Deeply - ‎18.07.2016‎
People from Madaya have always farmed on the hillside that slopes down toward the valley. But one year ago, government forces took back the strategic border town of Zabadani, a key supply point between Syria and Lebanon, in the valley below the village.

UN pleads for weekly 48-hour truce in Aleppo

Al-Arabiya - ‎21.07.2016‎
The UN on Thursday called for a weekly 48-hour truce in Syria's besieged city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries to reach some 250,000 civilians facing starvation. The head of the UN-backed ... deliveries since April 30. “The mothers have no food ...

Middle East|Pro-Government Forces Advance in Syria Amid Talk of US-Russia Cooperation

New York Times - ‎15.07.2016‎
“We need to be able to reach eastern Aleppo,” Jan Egeland, the United Nations humanitarian adviser to the special envoy on Syria, said in Geneva on Friday, estimating that about 250,000 people still live there. “It is on the verge of .... In Madaya ...

UN calls for humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo

Texarkana Gazette - ‎25.07.2016‎
Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council that he could not stress enough "how critical the situation is" in the eastern part of Aleppo, which risks becoming the largest besieged area in the country. Food supplies are expected to run out in mid-August ...