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Five starve to death, dozens at risk in besieged Madaya

A handout picture released by UNICEF and taken on January 14, 2016 shows a UNICEF employee measuring the arm of a malnourished child in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, as they assess the health situation of residents of the famine-stricken town. AFP / UNICEF / STRINGER

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 19, 2016, on page 9.

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