Brief ceasefire saves lives near Damascus

A Red Cross-brokered deal allowed some people to flee a besieged neighborhood in which thousands face starvation.

    The Red Cross has brokered a deal allowing some people to leave a besieged suburb on the outskirts of Damascus.

    Moudamiya is completely surrounded by Syrian forces - and the opposition say thousands face starvation. Some people have managed to leave the area during a brief ceasfire.

    But the UN says there are still about one million people trapped without aid across the country.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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