Red Cross and Red Crescent have finally been granted permission to enter and deliver aid to the besieged community of Madaya.
Madaya is reported to be on the brink of starvation, with skeletal people drinking soup made from leaves and grass.
There have also been reports of people dying from starvation. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have not been able to visit Madaya since last October, when they found 40,000 people living with barely any food, water, electricity, and medicine.
ICRC spokesperson Dibeh Fakhr said she could not confirm directly the recent reports. "However, residents were desperate then and can only be more desperate now having received no aid for months."
"We saw pure hunger and despair in people's eyes," she said. "We saw mothers not able to breastfeed their new-born children because they lacked adequate food for themselves to produce milk."