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Thousands risk starving to death in Syria

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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Dozens of Syria health facilities hit last year

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IN RUINS. A handout image provided by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), showing destruction at an MSF-supported hospital in Idlib, Syria, largely destroyed in an attack on February 15, 2016. File photo from EPA
The health infrastructure of the war-torn country ‘has been decimated,’ says the organization

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 18, 2016) — More than 60 health facilities in Syria supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity were hit in attacks last year, with a dozen completely destroyed, the group said Thursday, February 18.

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Russian bombings in Syria ‘barbaric’

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DESTROYED. A picture shows the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Idlib, Syria, on February 15, 2016, after the building was hit by suspected Russian air strikes. Photo by stringer/AFP
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the bombings have killed innocent civilians

ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 17, 2016) — Turkey on Tuesday, February 16, denounced Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria as “barbaric,” saying the assault had killed civilians including children and the elderly.

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UN urges Turkey to open borders, end to bombing of Aleppo

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FENCED OUT. Syrian refugees wait to go back to Syria near Oncupinar Border gate in Kilis, Turkey, February 8, 2016. Sedat Suna/EPA
‘The highest need and the best humanitarian response is for the bombing to stop’

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 10, 2016) — The United Nations urged Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a regime offensive around Aleppo on Tuesday, February 9, adding to calls for Russia to end air strikes ahead of fresh peace efforts.

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Camps full as tens of thousands flee Syria’s Aleppo

REFUGEES IN NEED. Syrians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 5, 2016 in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish crossing gate. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP
Up to 20 people are forced to stay inside each tent – meant for 7 only – at refugee camps

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 9, 2016) — Camps for the displaced along Syria’s border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province.

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