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Dozens dead as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

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Thousands of evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya have waited in Rashidin for more than a day when a bomb goes off. The evacuation resumes following the blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Apr. 16, 2017) — A suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from 2 besieged government-held towns killed 43 people on Saturday, April 15, as US-backed fighters advanced in their push towards the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) group’s Raqa stronghold. Continue reading Dozens dead as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

Syria aid deliveries postponed over violence

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AID. A Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid arrives in Kafr Batna, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on February 23, 2016 during an operation in cooperation with the UN to deliver aid to thousands of besieged Syrians. Photo by Amer Almohibany / AFP
Aid groups are unable to deliver much-needed food packages to four besieged towns in war-torn Syria on Monday, March 14, the International Committee of the Red Cross says, citing security problems

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 14, 2016) — Aid groups were unable to deliver much-needed food packages to four besieged towns in war-torn Syria on Monday, March 14, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said, citing security problems.

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Thousands risk starving to death in Syria

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MALNUTRITION. A UNICEF employee measures the arm of a malnourished child in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on January 14, 2016. File photo by Unicef/AFP
Syrians trapped in their besieged towns could die as they face continued lack of food and water

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 29, 2016) — The United Nations (UN) human rights chief on Monday, February 29, warned that thousands of people risk dying of starvation in besieged areas in Syria where nearly half a million remain trapped.

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Aid trucks enter starvation-hit Syria town

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BADLY-NEEDED HELP. Syrians wait for the arrival of an aid convoy on January 11, 2016 in the besieged town of Madaya as part of a landmark 6-month deal reached in September for an end to hostilities in those areas in exchange for humanitarian assistance. Photo by stringer/AFP
Residents of Madaya, Syria say they have no food, no water, and no electricity

MADAYA, Syria (Jan. 12, 2016) — The first trucks of aid entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on Monday, January 11, where more than two dozen people have reportedly starved to death, as the UN called for hundreds to be evacuated for medical treatment.

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Syria’s UN envoy says no starvation in Madaya

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A convoy of cars loaded with aid material moves towards the besieged city of Madaya, Syria, January 11, 2016. Youssef Badawi/EPA
Ambassador Bashar Jaafari speaks after a convoy of 44 trucks loaded with food, baby formula, blankets and other supplies entered Madaya, where medical charity MSF says 28 people have starved to death since December 1

UNITED NATIONS (Jan. 12, 2016) — Syria’s envoy to the United Nations on Monday, January 11, dismissed as fabrications reports that civilians were dying of starvation in a town besieged by government forces.

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Aid heads for starving Syrian town Madaya

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WAITING. Syrians wait for the arrival of an aid convoy on January 11, 2016 in the besieged town of Madaya. Photo by Marwan Ibrahim/AFP
The delivery will happen simultaneously with aid entering two government-held towns under rebel siege in the northwest of the country

DAMASCUS, Syria (Jan. 11, 2016) — Dozens of aid trucks headed on Monday to the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, where more than two dozen people are reported to have starved to death.

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