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Syrians eat plants to fight hunger through the day

Syrians eat plants to fight hunger through the day 0

Syrians eat plants to fight hunger through the day

Children in Madaya, Syria, eat olive leaf soup to fight hunger.

Photos and videos taken at a former resort in Madaya show many bodies of men, women and children dead from starvation.

According to Independent, during the war with the rebels, soldiers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and Lebanese forces Hezbollah have besieged the town for the past 6 months, causing food and drink supplies from outside to be cut off.

When the animals were finally slaughtered, many people had to turn to grass and flower petals for some nutrition.

One photo shared on Facebook showed people preparing to kill a cat, while other photos showed malnourished children eating soup made with olive tree leaves.

Syrians eat plants to fight hunger through the day

A 7-year-old boy in Madaya was severely malnourished due to lack of food.

`There are no dogs or cats left in the town anymore. Even the leaves we are eating have become scarce,` said a resident named Abu Abdul Rahman.

The situation became so desperate that hungry people had to limit their movements to conserve energy.

`We don’t have milk for our babies,` said Dr. Khaled Mohammed.

The price of a kilogram of rice, the main food source here, is currently up to 248 USD, so only the rich can afford it.

Dr. Mohamad Youssef, head of the medical council in Madaya, said 2-3 people die of starvation every day.

`The dead are mainly the elderly, women and children. Medical staff are on alert 24 hours a day. They receive seriously ill and fainted people at all times, day and night.`

Syrians eat plants to fight hunger through the day

A man searches for food among trash in Madaya.

Madaya is located 24 km from the Syrian capital Damascus.

In mid-October, more than 20 trucks were allowed to transport medical and humanitarian supplies to Madaya, but these items were sold out.

The Syrian boy was skinny due to lack of food for many days

Syrians eat plants to fight hunger through the day

Syrian boy is skinny because he hasn’t eaten in a week

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