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Food Aid Convoys Reach Besieged Syrian Town Of Madaya; U.N. Officials Call For Additional Medical Assistance

Al Jazeera America: Desperate Syrians await food as aid convoys reach besieged Madaya
“Aid convoys arranged by local and international organizations have reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where thousands of residents are trapped and people have already begun to die of starvation…” (1/11).

The Guardian: Madaya hospital patients must be evacuated, says U.N.
“The United Nations humanitarian affairs chief has called for the evacuation of about 400 people from Madaya hospital after aid trucks reached the Syrian town which has been cut off for months by fighting. After briefing the U.N. Security Council, Stephen O’Brien told reporters the patients needed treatment for medical complications, severe malnourishment, and starvation…” (Shaheen, 1/12).

New York Times: Convoys Enter Besieged Syrian Towns to Deliver Food and Medical Aid
“…The delivery of food packages, which included rice, lentils, and oil, came amid a growing international outcry over the increasing number of deaths from malnutrition in Madaya, which along with neighboring Zabadani, is besieged by pro-government forces, including the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah…” (Barnard et al., 1/11).

PBS NewsHour: News Wrap: Aid arrives in starved Syrian town (Woodruff, 1/11).

Reuters: Mobile clinics, medical teams needed in Madaya — WHO official tells Reuters (Nebehay, 1/12).

U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. and partners get relief convoy into besieged town of Madaya (1/11).

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Aid Convoy Reaches Besieged Syrian Town of Madaya (Abdulrahim, 1/11).

Washington Post: Food aid reaches starving Syrian town under siege (Naylor/Haidamous, 1/11).

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