Many children in war-struck Syria are dying due to hunger. The situation worsens after the government besieged aid groups. Ghouta, a region nearby the capital city Damascus, is struck severely. The capital has been under the siege from 2012. Ghouta is among many other areas that humanitarian aid has been under siege by the Syrian government and prevented them in operations.
“The continuing suffering of civilians living under siege in Syria has been brought into sharp focus by new images of a malnourished baby who later died of starvation in a suburb of Damascus controlled by the opposition.” (source:middleeasteye.net)
Estimated children of almost 7.5 million are growing up in the war-torn nation of Syria. The Syrian refugee crisis is one of the alarming cases on ‘international refugees,’ in neighboring European nations. More than 2.5 million Syrian are exposed to depression, uncertain future and are living a life of a refugee. Many malnourished children die due to lack of proper food, sanitation and humanitarian aid. The six long year of civil war in the nation has shattered millions of lives and further jeopardized countless lives in future as well.
“The situation is so desperate that Save the Children says some people are resorting to suicide.”
Among such cases, a newly born child died due to the same reason. She stares off into the distance as she gasps for air, her tiny chest heaving desperately to take in more oxygen. Her eyes are wide and unflinching, her pupils constricted, the panic behind them clear.