The population of the Syrian town of Al-Kiswah near Damascus has doubled as thousands have sought refuge there. Few can afford to buy food. The UN World Food Program has been supporting Syrians in need, but says it will run out of money soon.
The UN has warned Yemen is at risk of famine, with 76 percent of the population in need of humanitarian aid. The saudi-led coalition has authorized a major port to operate, allowing supplies to reach those in need.
Syria's White Helmets are sounding the alarm. In light of ongoing UN-led peace talks, the civil protection organization is calling for increased civilian safeguards and more international pressure on the Assad regime.
Aid groups are rushing to rescue Syrians in critical condition in Eastern Ghouta. But some have already died, while others fear reprisal from the regime if escorted to Damascus. Mat Nashed and Omar AlKhateeb report.
While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year.
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