This photo posted on the Local Revolutionary Council in Madaya is reported to show a starving boy in Madaya.
Pawl Krzysiek, a Syria-based spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, said the situation in the villages of Foua, Kfarya and Madaya is ‘extremely dire and winter is making things even more difficult.’
Starving Syrians trapped in three besieged towns are being forced to eat cats and dogs and have surgery without anesthetic after vital supplies were cut off, activists have warned.
Foua and Kfarya in Idlib province have been under attack from rebel groups for more than a year.
But the situation deteriorated in September when insurgents captured an airbase used by helicopters that delivered canned food, vegetables and bread to about 30,000 people.
In the Madaya near Damascus, which has been under siege by President Bashar Al Assad’s forces since July, desperate residents have resorted to eating domestic animals to fend of starvation.
Several have either been shot dead by snipers or blown up by mines while scavenging for food, while the conflict had sent the price of powdered baby milk soaring to $300 for 900g.An emaciated man is seen in this undated picture taken from social media, reportedly in the Syrian town of Madaya, which has been under siege by forces loyal to President Bashar Al Assad since July. Residents are reportedly being forced to eat cats and dogs to survive after vital food and medical supplies were cut off.An image supplied by activists shows a young child in the Syrian town of Madaya. The mountain border town has been besieged since early July and conditions have worsened with colder weather and dwindling supplies.A picture purportedly shows a Syrian man scavenging for food in a pile of rubbish in the town of Madaya which has been under siege by President Bashar Al Assad’s forces since July.This picture posted by an activist on Twitter purportedly shows a cat about to be slaughtered for food by a starving Syrian in Madaya. However, MailOnline has not yet been able to verify the image which may simply have been used for illustration purposes by those highlighting the plight of Syrians caught up in the conflict.Syrian children eat from a pan of boiled leaves and grass in Madaya.Syrian civil defense members gather to protest for civilians who starved to death in Madaya in Aleppo, Syria.Of 23 deaths in Madaya in recent weeks, 10 were attributed to a lack of food and the rest were either shot dead or blown up by mines planted by pro-government and Hezbollah forces.
Source: DailyMail UK