Tag Archive: siege

daraya - syria starvation

One-Thousand-Two-Hundred and Eighty-Five

1285! That’s how many days the regime of Bashar Al-Assad has denied a UN access to deliver food and medicine to starving people in the besieged town of Daraya. Some have been forced to eat grass to survive. We also saw the first UN vehicles enter Daraya in over three years. Astonishingly this wasn’t to deliver aid, but just to have a look around and make an assessment. The UN would defend these empty cars by arguing that if they had taken any aid on that convoy, the regime of Bashar Al-Assad wouldn’t have let them in. Which is precisely…
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Painting on bullets, MPC Journal

How Can a Syrian Paint on Death?

A talented Syrian painter draws on death and puts life to hurtful things. His three children now think bullets existed so people can paint on them and make art. Here is Akram Abo Al Foz, aged 36 and a father of three tells his story: I’ve been living with my family in a besieged area – in the city of Douma in eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside – for more than two years now.

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