Videos expose starving children in besieged Syrian village

Syrians in a town under siege are posting heartbreaking videos of children they say are dying of starvation.

The Medical Authority of Madaya released two dramatic videos of ill children earlier this week which have since been shared extensively on social media.

See Full Article

One shows a boy, his ribcage clearly visible on his emaciated chest, smiling weakly and telling the camera operator he hasn’t eaten in seven days. The other shows an emaciated baby in a diaper, with dark circles under his eyes, crying out in distress.

(Warning: Some may find the videos below distressing)

??????? ????? ??? ?? ?????? ?????? ??? ????? ???? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ??????? ????? ?????? ?? ??????........

Posted by ??????? ?????? ?? ?????? on Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Residents of the town, which lies near the border with Lebanon, have been under siege since July, 2015. Local activists say they have faced months of food shortages ever since.

One resident told BBC News earlier this week that residents had been eating grass and leaves, but as winter takes hold, have now begun to eat earth.

At least 25 checkpoints prevent anyone from leaving the town, a local official named Samir Ali recently told The Associated Press. The last time the town received any food aid was in an air drop in October.

Ali told AP that the cost of food in the town has soared, with a kilogram of crushed wheat selling for about $250 and 900 grams of powdered milk for infants going for about $300.

???? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????? ????????

Posted by ??????? ?????? ?? ?????? on Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Conditions are worsening because of the winter and the lack of fuel for heating. He said people have taken to removing interior doors in their homes and burning them for heat, and he recently heard of a group of people who killed a dog to eat it.

Rami Abdurrahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group, told AP that, of the 23 deaths in Madaya in recent weeks, 10 could be attributed to a lack of food. The rest were from mine explosions and shootings.

On Thursday, UN's Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria announced that the Syrian government had agreed to allow humanitarian assistance into Madaya, as well as two other beleaguered villages of Foua and Kfarya in the country's north.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone amid burials

    World News CTV News
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The president joined with families in paying final respects Thursday to victims of this week's mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital, while the government warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack opened. Source
  • Suspects with bomb belts killed in Cambrils after Barcelona terror attack, police say [Photos] [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    BARCELONA, Spain — A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Source
  • Father charged in baby boy's fatal OD

    World News CTV News
    HAMILTON, Ohio -- An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son. Thirty-three-year-old Dorrico Brown, of Trenton, Ohio, was jailed Wednesday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death of Dorrico Brown Jr. Source
  • 'I know how powerful hate is' — A one-time Canadian neo-Nazi speaks out on Charlottesville

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    It has been 10 years since Elizabeth Moore has spoken publicly about her years as the pretty, public face of Canada’s neo-Nazi Heritage Front. Then came Charlottesville. “I know what these people are feeling. I know how powerful hate is,” Moore says from her Toronto home. Source
  • U.S. helping clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul

    World News CTV News
    BAGHDAD -- The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside. For the people of Mosul, the sophisticated bomb was a reminder of how difficult it will be to return to homes littered with hidden explosives by Islamic State militants and dotted with the remnants of undetonated bombs dropped by the U.S. Source
  • As terrorists turn to truck attacks, cities invest in street-proofing

    World News CTV News
    Nice. Berlin. London. And now, Barcelona. Deadly attacks involving rented vehicles driven into crowds of pedestrians have been carried out in several cities with a horrific degree of similarity. In fact, the brutal method is promoted by ISIS online. Source
  • As terrorists turn to vehicle attacks, cities invest in street-proofing

    World News CTV News
    Nice. Berlin. London. And now, Barcelona. Deadly attacks involving rented vehicles driven into crowds of pedestrians have been carried out in several cities with a horrific degree of similarity. In fact, the brutal method is promoted by ISIS online. Source
  • Boat overturns off Haiti; 6 dead and at least 10 missing

    World News CTV News
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Authorities in Haiti say at least six people drowned and about 10 are missing after a boat overturned off the northern coast. Local Civil Protection agency representative Jose Rethone says 23 people have been rescued and a search is continuing for more survivors near the city of Port-de-Paix. Source
  • No Canadians reported among dead or injured in Spain terror attack: Global Affairs [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    OTTAWA — Canadians in Spain are being urged to avoid the Las Ramblas area in Barcelona, where a van has plowed through a crowd in the popular tourist area near the city centre. Global Affairs Canada is also urging Canadians in Spain to let their “loved ones know you are safe. Source
  • Michigan State University rejects white nationalist event

    World News CTV News
    DETROIT -- Michigan State University on Thursday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event, following rejections by other large schools. Source