Inside Madaya: Suffering of starving in Syrian town

(CNN) – The world’s attention may have moved on, and the aid convoys driven away, but in besieged Madaya, now caught in the bitterly cold grip of ice and snow, people are still starving.

Ten days since the last aid convoy brought emergency relief to the rebel-held Syrian town, which remains surrounded by pro-government forces, activists have smuggled out video they shot, showing the continuing suffering of emaciated adults and children trapped there.

Aid workers say up to 10 people have died from the effects of long-term malnutrition since the last convoy arrived in Madaya; more than 20 died before the aid was delivered, they say. Experts have repeatedly warned that the people of Madaya will continue to starve unless consistent medical and food aid is allowed in.

 

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