The Syrian government is not honoring its deal to allow humanitarian aid to reach people in besieged areas of the country. The United Nations says it has gained access to 10 of 18 areas, reaching 150,000 people. The total number of people living under siege is anywhere from 486,700 to 1 million.
The government continues to actively block aid to areas where people are suffering for lack of food and medical supplies.
“Food is very scarce here. We used to depend on reserves and we could bring food in from the neighboring town but since the government tightened the siege we cannot bring in any food or medicine,” said Mohamed Shehateh, a member of
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