Families besieged in Syria's Eastern Ghouta struggle to survive

They are also among 400,000 people who live in the government-besieged, rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta. They say they don’t trust the Russian-sponsored de-escalation agreements, and their greatest fear now is not having a place in their country.

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    As 2017 comes to an end, we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year, through the eyes of five families.

    In part three, we speak to a Syrian family. Like millions of other Syrians, they have been internally displaced by the war.

    They are also among 400,000 people who live in the government-besieged, rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

    They say they don’t trust the Russian-sponsored de-escalation agreements, and their greatest fear now is not having a place in their country.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


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