CHILDHOOD UNDER SIEGE
Living and dying in besieged areas of Syria
At least a quarter of a million children in Syria are living under brutal siege in areas that have effectively been turned into open-air prisons.
They and their families are cut off from the outside world, surrounded by warring groups that illegally use siege against civilians as a weapon of war, preventing food, medicine, fuel and other vital supplies from entering and stopping people from fleeing.
Amid the spiralling atrocities in Syria, these children are among the most vulnerable of all.
They want the world to hear their story.
“Children are living on the verge of death. They are forced to eat leaves – even flour and milk is forbidden to bring in.” Ra’ed, an aid worker in Moadamiyeh