Washington Post Examines Child Malnutrition In War-Torn Syria
Washington Post: In besieged Syria, one wasting death ‘just the start of a tragedy’
“…The story of how a child dies of hunger is not a simple one. In the besieged suburb of Eastern Ghouta, food supplies did not dry up overnight. Even after years of violence, families still managed to cope, spending savings on food sold at inflated prices and finding creative solutions when the fuel ran out. Slowly, after years of a government blockade, warlord profiteering and international paralysis over the appropriate humanitarian response, residents of this suburb once known as the breadbasket of Damascus have reached a breaking point…” (Loveluck/Zakaria, 10/31).