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23 starve to death in besieged Syrian town, medical charity says

BEIRUT — Aid agencies expressed alarm Thursday about dire conditions in a besieged town west of Damascus where people have been eating cats and grass to stay alive and as many as 23 people are reported to have died of hunger.<p>No food has arrived in the rural town of Madaya since October, and …

Middle East

Syrian children in refugee camps struggle with mental scars of war

When Fatima al-Lawoz first fled with her family to Lebanon to escape the war in Syria, she did not want to make any new friends.<p>Fatima, just shy of …

More than 19,000 children killed in Syria, says rights group

More than 19,000 children have been killed in Syria since March 2011, claims a human rights group. Around 92 per cent of them were killed by regime …

Russia Is Bombing Syria's Children — These Are Their Stories

Moscow claims its airstrikes target ISIS in Syria, but the reality on the ground is that hundreds of children, rebels, aid workers, and civilians have been killed. BuzzFeed News' Borzou Daragahi talks to victims of Russia's campaign.<p>REYHANLI, Turkey — Before the war, the two cousins were …

EXCLUSIVE - The babies who survived massacre of mum and dad: Extraordinary pictures show courage of Syrian orphans who have seen parents slaughtered in front of their eyes

• <b>Hundreds of traumatised Syrian children are living in a orphanage at a refugee camp on the Turkish border</b>• <b><br>Some saw their fathers killed in front of</b> …

Syria’s children starve as America looks on

IT’S BEEN nearly six months since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to the bombing and shelling of civilian areas in Syria and calling for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas. It’s been four months since Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the sieges …