Syria: A Child’s Message from Yarmouk “We Search Garbage for Food”

The besieged Yarmouk section of Damascus has been cut off by Syrian forces since last July. Activists say the death toll from starvation is now more than 80.

About 18,000 residents, mainly Palestinians, remain in the neighborhood.

A boy explains the situation: “We don’t have food. We are dying of starvation.”

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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