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Syria: "Save our childhood" - Fuaa village residents call on NGOs to help lift seige02:28

Syria: "Save our childhood" - Fuaa village residents call on NGOs to help lift seige

Syrian Arab Republic, Fuaa
January 13, 2016 at 23:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

People and children of the besieged Syrian village of Fuaa gathered to protest the death of a 16-month-old baby, Fatima Noor Alden, who died because of a lack of medicines due to the seige imposed on the village by anti-government militant groups in the Idlib province, Wednesday.

An aid convoy of the Red Crescent arrived at the village on Wednesday, to provide health care and humanitarian aid. The residents who gathered at the demonstration carried banners with messages condemning the siege, with one child calling on international organisations to help end the seige, stating "we call on human rights organisations, the United Nations and the Security Council, lift the embargo. We are dying from hunger and thirst."

The child went on to condemn those he saw responsible for supporting the militants imposing the seige on the village, saying "I call on the Arabs of the Gulf, the rulers of Saudi Arabia, the killers. You are killing us with cold blood. What do you get from starving us, depriving us of our childhoods?," adding "What have we done to you?"

According to the UN, some 4.5 million people in Syria live in areas that are difficult for humanitarian aid to access. Of these Syrians, around 400,000 of them live in the besieged areas.

Syria: "Save our childhood" - Fuaa village residents call on NGOs to help lift seige02:28
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People and children of the besieged Syrian village of Fuaa gathered to protest the death of a 16-month-old baby, Fatima Noor Alden, who died because of a lack of medicines due to the seige imposed on the village by anti-government militant groups in the Idlib province, Wednesday.

An aid convoy of the Red Crescent arrived at the village on Wednesday, to provide health care and humanitarian aid. The residents who gathered at the demonstration carried banners with messages condemning the siege, with one child calling on international organisations to help end the seige, stating "we call on human rights organisations, the United Nations and the Security Council, lift the embargo. We are dying from hunger and thirst."

The child went on to condemn those he saw responsible for supporting the militants imposing the seige on the village, saying "I call on the Arabs of the Gulf, the rulers of Saudi Arabia, the killers. You are killing us with cold blood. What do you get from starving us, depriving us of our childhoods?," adding "What have we done to you?"

According to the UN, some 4.5 million people in Syria live in areas that are difficult for humanitarian aid to access. Of these Syrians, around 400,000 of them live in the besieged areas.

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