Humanitarian aid has arrived in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya. And the world is finally getting an idea of just how badly it was needed. Relief workers say at least 30 people have died of starvation and 4-hundred more need urgent evacuation.
Aid groups have started medical evacuations of nearly 500 "critical cases" in a besieged rebel stronghold near Damascus. Aid workers have warned that the humanitarian situation there has again "reached a critical point."
At least 30 civilians, including children, have been killed in shelling attacks and airstrikes in the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta. A monitor has said a majority of the strikes were carried out by Russian jets.
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.
The evacuation of fighters and civilians from four besieged Syrian towns has resumed after a deadly weekend bombing. Some 30,000 people should be moved as part of the deal.
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