NEARLY 500, 000 KIDS LIVING UNDER SIEGE IN SYRIA: UNICEF

childrenThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that almost half a million kids are living in 16 besieged areas across Syria, which is gripped by deadly foreign-sponsored militancy for over five years.

UNICEF said in a press release on Sunday that the 500,000 children are trapped in areas almost completely cut off from sustained humanitarian aid and basic services, some for nearly two years.

The agency also said that 100,000 children are living under siege in militant-held eastern part of Aleppo city alone.

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