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Besieged

The heartbreaking stories of Syrians living and dying in besieged cities during the seven years of civil war.

The heartbreaking stories of Syrians living and dying in besieged cities during the civil war. Over the last seven years as many as a million people in Syria lived under siege, 400,000 of them in Eastern Ghouta alone. Some were trapped for more than four years of bombardment, sniping and near starvation. The walls that stopped them fleeing also prevented many of their stories reaching the outside world.
Over the course of the war, Mike Thomson has been using internet links and social media to hear from those in these isolated and often forgotten places, Many told Mike their stories as bombs shook the walls around them. The result is a picture of everyday life in some of the most dangerous and devastated places on earth. Yet amid the grim accounts are inspiring examples of resilience, courage and hope.
Producer: Bob Howard

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28 minutes

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Mon 6 May 2019 16:00