UN To Help Syrians Who Are Reportedly Eating Leaves to Survive
Thousands of Syrian citizens in besieged towns like Madaya are reportedly surviving on grass and leaves.By Melissa Prax | January 7, 2016
The United Nations has been approved to provide resources to a Syrian town where most residents are reportedly eating leaves and grass to survive.
As many as 42,000 civilians are suffering in Madaya as the town endures a monthslong siege by pro-government forces. The Syrian regime says this is due to rebels in the town. (Video via Al Arabiya)
The food available doesn't come cheap. For example, a 2-pound bag of baby formula is said to cost about $300. An almost equal bag of crushed wheat costs just a bit less at $250. (Video via Al Jazeera)