UN agency: Starving Syrian teen died ‘in front of our eyes’

January 16, 2016 12:24 AM

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BEIRUT — The U.N. children’s agency said Friday that it witnessed the death of a teenager who died of starvation “in front of our eyes,” as well as several cases of severe malnutrition among children trapped in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya near Damascus.

Doctors Without Borders said later that five people died of starvation after the first U.N. humanitarian aid convoy since October arrived in Madaya on Tuesday afternoon.

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