The reports currently in the news about starvation in Syria are quite devastating. The story has spread rapidly from social media to the mainstream news. Today the New York Times published an article called: Starving Syrians in Madaya Are Denied Aid Amid Political Jockeying. The claim is that the government has denied food to the people of Madaya, which is in an area where there has been intense fighting since last summer, This story has been a big scandal recently, with unidentified Syrians posting pictures and videos of emaciated starving people, including children on the internet.
Also this morning, Russia Today featured a story on Aid Convoys Entering Madaya about the food being delivered to the town by the United Nations. RT also identified sources of some of the images which had been borrowed from other times and places. According to the article in TeleSUR, Aide Convoys Leave Lebanon for Syrian Town Under Seige. some people in Madaya were indeed suffering from malnutrition and lack of medical care. Other ‘rebel held’ towns in Syria not targeted by the government are also suffering from starvation. This is the nature of war.