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Dozens have starved to death in besieged Madaya, say NGOs

The Guardian - ‎12.07.2016‎
PHR and SAMS accused the Syrian government of removing items from humanitarian convoys to Madaya, including kits for treating malnourished children that were part of a February convoy.

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

Roanoke Times - ‎vor 8 Stunden‎
Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said he received an email Monday morning from a doctor at Aleppo Children's Hospital saying "if nothing is done we are surely facing death." "Eastern Aleppo City is now ... Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly ...

More children in Syria dying of malnutrition

Ynetnews - ‎23.07.2016‎
In one town in Syria an hour's drive from Damascus, 86 persons have died from causes related to the Syrian government siege of the town—65 from malnutrition and starvation, 14 from landmines, six from snipers and one from a chronic health condition ...

Sowing Hope and Weeding Out Siege Profiteers

News Deeply - ‎22.07.2016‎
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.

Syrian regime forces besiege rebel-held areas of Aleppo

FRANCE 24 - ‎17.07.2016‎
An estimated 300,000 civilians live in rebel-held neighbourhoods of Syria's second city, according to the United Nations, and there are fears that they could face starvation. ... Facebook pages run by Aleppo-based activists urged civilians to stay away ...

Starvation-inducing sieges: A tactic of war in Syria

Middle East Eye - ‎22.07.2016‎
The availability of staple foods and life-saving medical supplies has decreased, and, consequently, prices have skyrocketed, leaving the inhabitants of eastern Aleppo with only two options: they can either surrender to pro-Assad forces, or die of ...

The Siege That Keeps A Rebel Town In Syria Desperate For Food Aid

NPR - ‎12.07.2016‎
Activists say aid deliveries have also been accompanied by government bombs in other besieged areas. Vehicles of the International Committee of ... people can feed themselves." However, the charity Doctors Without Borders says dozens of Syrians starved ...

'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.

South Sudan Ceasefire “Largely Holding”

UN Dispatch - ‎12.07.2016‎
About 86 people have died in a year-long government siege of the Syrian town of Madaya, including 65 from starvation and malnutrition, two non-governmental organisations said. (AFP Hundreds of thousands of civilians in rebel ...