This English subtitled video report was made by citizen journalists from Babilla, in the Damascus countryside, on September 25.

The reporter talks to an elderly man, who is living in a roofless house. The man relates that, because of the siege imposed by the Assad regime, he receives food only once a week, sometimes twice. The man’s kitchen is outside in the yard, and he has to bring water from a nearby well.

When the reporter asks the man how he manages to survive in these conditions, he is resigned: “You have ambitions for the future, but we are about to say goodbye”.

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