Children cry after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo April 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Hosam Katan)
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In rebel-held parts of southern Damascus, activists say the streets are filled with "ghosts" -- Syrians wandering and begging, desperate for food and medicine that is nowhere to be found.In February, the UN Security Council urged the government and opposition to allow aid to be delivered freely, but civilians, activists and aid workers say little has changed. They lay much of the blame on Syria's government, for preventing UN aid deliveries through rebel-held border crossings and laying siege to opposition areas. The government also allowed the UN to deliver aid through a different border crossing with Turkey that remains under regime control, with aid going to a city where regime forces maintain a presence.Aid workers say the government's restrictions on the UN have had a knock-on effect across the entire humanitarian response effort.There has also been little relief for the 242,000 Syrians who the UN estimates are under regime or rebel siege, around 197,000 of them trapped by government forces.
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