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Children In Syria Most At Risk Among 5M People Without Sufficient Food, Water, Medicine; Government Airstrikes Hit 5 Clinics In Rebel-Held Areas

Al Jazeera: As war rages on, Syrian children starving to death
“…Hundreds of deaths have been reported from preventable causes in the area, and medics say there are around 40 children in a similarly perilous condition [of malnutrition]. Aid hardly reaches Hama, and when it does finally get through, products to treat hunger and malnutrition — such as peanut butter paste supplements — are not suitable for toddlers and babies. … As the fighting rages on around them, almost five million Syrians are not getting enough food, water, or medicine, according to UNICEF…” (7/24).

VOA News: Syrian Government Airstrikes Hit 5 Clinics in Rebel-held Areas
“Syrian government airstrikes struck five makeshift hospitals Saturday in rebel-held areas, killing one infant and jeopardizing medical care for more than 200,000 civilians in rebel-held areas, according to a British-based human rights group. The Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes disabled four clinics in the provincial capital of Aleppo and one in Atareb just west of the city…” (7/24).