Make UN act against siege in Ghouta, eastern Damascus
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At least 400,000 people live in the besieged enclave of Ghouta, a suburb east of Damascus. It has been largely cut off from aid, both food and medical, and has no access to running water or electricity. The UN has succeeded in delivering badly needed supplies only a handful of times over the last 3 years.
People are suffering from lack of food and medicine. Communication is severely limited, requiring special technologies for those who manage to speak to the outside world. In the freezing winter temperatures, there is no fuel to heat homes or shelters. Medical supplies are running extremely low and those with injuries or medical conditions cannot access the appropriate medicine or treatment.
The UN has a duty to act to relieve the suffering of the people of Ghouta and ensure they have access to food and medicine, at the very least. It is urgent that aid is allowed through so that there are no further preventable deaths as a result of malnutrition and lack of medical supplies.
Watch the video below for some more information on how the siege is affecting the lives of the people of Ghouta.
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