A damaged building is pictured in Babila town, southeast Damascus in this February 17, 2014 file photo, after a local ceasefire agreement was reached between the opposition and regime forces. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri/Files
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The International Committee of the Red Cross Thursday described living conditions in a Syrian town cut off near Damascus as dire after delivering aid there this week for the first time in six months.The ICRC entered the insurgent-held town of Mouadamiya, southwest of Damascus, along with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and delivered medicines for chronic diseases to treat around 5,000 patients. A U.N. report issued last month said the conflict had killed over 220,000 people and left 12.2 million of the 22 million population in need of humanitarian aid as well as a third of the population homeless.
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