Relatives wait for the arrival of their loved ones at the Masnaa border crossing, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. (The Daily Star/stringer)
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Twenty-three people have died of starvation in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya since Dec. 1, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, as the United Nations prepared an aid delivery to the area.The U.N. said there were 40,000 people -- half of them children -- who needed immediate lifesaving assistance in Madaya, where access has been restricted by pro-regime forces. Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym (MSF), said that of the 23 people who died of starvation, six were less than a year old, and five were above 60 .
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