UN Warns of Starvation in Syrian Towns, Demands Aid Access

July 4, 2016 11:09 AM

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The top U.N. official in Syria is demanding immediate and unconditional humanitarian access to tens of thousands of people trapped in four besieged towns in the country.

Yacoub El Hillo says aid must be allowed to reach the towns of Madaya, Zabadani, Foua, and Kafraya, before starvation sets in. Madaya and Zabadani are encircled by pro-government forces, while rebels are blockading Foua and Kafraya.

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