The Syrian Coalition’s office and the residents of eastern Ghouta have launched a popular campaign aimed to stop the fighting and reaching a ceasefire to open humanitarian corridors into the rebel-held area. The Assad regime’s two-year siege has caused severe shortages in food and medical supplies.
The siege has had disastrous effects, with children and the elderly dying almost on a daily basis due to lack of food and medical supplies. According to the Syrian Committee for Human Rights, children Fatima Shihab and Abdullah Arbash died yesterday in Douma as a result of severe malnutrition.
Suffering in eastern Ghouta is further increased by daily regime bombardment that has left an alarming number of civilians dead and caused massive destruction. (Source: Syrian Coalition)