A Picture and its Story: 'At the doors of starvation:' siege chokes Damascus suburbs
Six-month-old twins Safa and Marwa, who suffer from malnutrition, are seen at their home in the Hazzeh area, in Ghouta, eastern Damascus, Syria. At least 1,200 children in eastern Ghouta suffer from malnutrition, on the rise with 1,500 others at risk, a spokeswoman for the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said. "We could be at the doors of starvation, of a medical catastrophe," said health worker Mahmoud al-Sheikh. He said children were not yet dying of hunger but could be soon. "God help the people in the coming time."