A third round of aid was delivered to besieged Syrian towns on Monday, although armed groups postponed one humanitarian team’s access saying they needed more time to make security arrangements, the United Nations said in a joint statement. The U.N., the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the[…]
U.N. children’s fund UNICEF on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where aid was delivered this week to thousands of people affected by the months-long blockade. “UNICEF … can confirm that cases of severe malnutrition were found among children,” it said[…]
Aid was sent on Thursday to a Syrian town blockaded by pro-government forces and two villages besieged by rebels for the second time this week, and a U.N. official said he hoped to make more deliveries to areas where people are starving. Dozens of trucks left Damascus for the town[…]
An aid convoy entered a besieged Syrian town on Monday where thousands have been trapped without supplies for months and people are reported to have died of starvation. Trucks carrying food and medical supplies reached Madaya near the Lebanese border and began to distribute aid as part of an agreement[…]
Warnings of widespread starvation are growing as pro-government forces besiege an opposition-held town in Syria and winter bites, darkening the already bleak outlook for peace talks the United Nations hopes to convene this month. The blockade of Madaya, near the border with Lebanon, has become a focal issue for Syrian[…]
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