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Syria Starving: A Family’s Fight for Survival

  • DISPATCH FROM MADAYA:
    Wednesday January 20, 2016

    Madaya Mom said that the differences between her life before the siege and after are striking. 

    She said that she and her husband owned a plot of land outside of the town. 

    Before the war, my husband was a farmer -- our land was very fertile. We grew all sorts of fruit trees and vegetables, including succulent apples and pears," Madaya Mom said. 

    Most of the residents of Madaya work in farming. Our produce is known around Syria for its superior quality and taste," she said. 

    Now, they are relying on dried goods from aid agencies and breaking down their furniture for firewood. 

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