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Syria Starving: A Family’s Fight for Survival

  • DISPATCH FROM MADAYA:
    January 20, 2016

    After an 11 hour silence, Madaya Mom finally was back online texting at 2:00 a.m. Syria time.

    She had been so ill on Tuesday, and caring for her equally ill children, she had no energy to even text. 

    She had gotten a bit of sleep after vomiting the little food - some rice and beans - she had had, her stomach, and that of her children, still unable to digest solids after being hungry for so long. 

    She was up so early this morning, attempting to heat her home by burning pieces of wood from her closet, she texted, managing to be grateful even in this dire context:

    I’m up now, at 2 a.m. to heat up the house. It snowed yesterday and it’s really cold. So we’re breaking up the closet for firewood. We’ve already used the big dresser. And we’re lucky because we have wood furniture, others don’t," the Madaya Mom wrote. 

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