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Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya

Forty-four trucks operated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Syrian Red Crescent, the United Nations and World Food Programme left from Damascus to enter Madaya, where more than two dozen people are reported to have starved to death.

Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Access to Madaya had been restricted by pro-Syrian-regime forces, leaving the town without humanitarian assistance since October 2015 and it has since been inaccessible 'despite numerous requests,' according to the statement from the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Access to Madaya had been restricted by pro-Syrian-regime forces, leaving the town without humanitarian assistance since October 2015 and it has since been inaccessible 'despite numerous requests,' according to the statement from the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Access to Madaya had been restricted by pro-Syrian-regime forces, leaving the town without humanitarian assistance since October 2015 and it has since been inaccessible 'despite numerous requests,' according to the statement from the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Access to Madaya had been restricted by pro-Syrian-regime forces, leaving the town without humanitarian assistance since October 2015 and it has since been inaccessible 'despite numerous requests,' according to the statement from the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Access to Madaya had been restricted by pro-Syrian-regime forces, leaving the town without humanitarian assistance since October 2015 and it has since been inaccessible 'despite numerous requests,' according to the statement from the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Access to Madaya had been restricted by pro-Syrian-regime forces, leaving the town without humanitarian assistance since October 2015 and it has since been inaccessible 'despite numerous requests,' according to the statement from the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Two days ago, Syrians demonstrated in the northern city of Aleppo in solidarity with the besieged town of Madaya. Madaya, home to 42,000 people, has become notorious in recent days because of people starving in the town. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Two days ago, Syrians demonstrated in the northern city of Aleppo in solidarity with the besieged town of Madaya. Madaya, home to 42,000 people, has become notorious in recent days because of people starving in the town. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
Two days ago, Syrians demonstrated in the northern city of Aleppo in solidarity with the besieged town of Madaya. Madaya, home to 42,000 people, has become notorious in recent days because of people starving in the town. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
On 8 January, 2016, Lebanese Sunni Muslims also protested at the Masnaa crossing on the Lebanon-Syria border blocking the road leading to Damascus. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya
On 8 January, 2016, Lebanese Sunni Muslims also protested at the Masnaa crossing on the Lebanon-Syria border blocking the road leading to Damascus. (AFP/Getty Images)