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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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