A UNICEF employee measuring the arm of a malnourished child in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya
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'Madaya has people but it doesn't have life' - Aid worker

The first six of 40 lorries carrying wheat flour and medical supplies entered Madaya on Thursday evening.

The UN says 40,000 people are living in appalling conditions in Madaya, which is surrounded by government forces.

The convoy also included a nutritionist and health teams to assess Madaya's residents, between 300 and 400 of whom are said to be severely malnourished.

Abeer Pamuk from the charity SOS Children's Villages who visited the town describes what life is like for those who live there.

  • 16 Jan 2016
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