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Sowing Hope In Syria's Besieged Communities

Huffington Post - ‎27.07.2016‎
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 mountain village nestled between Damascus and the Syrian-Lebanese ...

Nearly 400000 civilians cut off from aid in Syrian cities of Aleppo and Manbij

Norwegian Refugee Council - ‎27.07.2016‎
In Daraya, the Syrian government and allied forces' further advances towards the town on 11 July has cut off 4,000 civilians from water and agricultural land.

Syrian regime forces besiege rebel-held areas of Aleppo

FRANCE 24 - ‎17.07.2016‎
Sieges by both the regime and its opponents have had a devastating impact on other areas of Syria, including the town of Madaya where aid groups say dozens of people have died from starvation and malnutrition. According to the United Nations, nearly ...

UN calls for 48 hour ceasefires to aid besieged Syrian zones

Reuters UK - ‎21.07.2016‎
The 40,000 civilians trapped in Madaya, part of a four-town ceasefire deal that has collapsed, have had no aid since April 30 and supplies have now run out. "A mother in Madaya has no food for the children. I think that's the best way of saying it ...

More children in Syria dying of malnutrition

Ynetnews - ‎23.07.2016‎
The report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and The Syrian American Medical Society says that the town of Madaya today houses 40,000 Syrians, four times the town's original population. It is surrounded by landmines, checkpoints, and snipers.

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 ...

Sowing Hope and Weeding Out Siege Profiteers

News Deeply - ‎22.07.2016‎
BEIRUT - In Madaya, a mountain village nestled between Damascus and the Syrian-Lebanese border, windowsills used to blossom with roses, jasmine, and the scented geraniums that people might once have used to flavor a delicate syrup for sweets.

'His tiny size crushed my heart': Miscarriages on the rise in encircled Madaya

Syria Direct - ‎20.07.2016‎
Umm Marah, three months pregnant with her second child, was at her home in the encircled Syrian town of Madaya two weeks ago when she began to feel unwell.

UN calls for 48-hour humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo

Townhall - ‎25.07.2016‎
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses are urgently needed in Syria's Aleppo city where fighting has left over a quarter of a million people trapped and in desperate need of aid, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday. Stephen O ...