UN Chief: Don’t Use Starvation as Weapon in Medaya; It’s Crime + PHOTOS

UN Chief: Don’t Use Starvation as Weapon in Medaya; It’s Crime + PHOTOS
Fri Jan 15, 2016 13:33:36

United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned ISIS act in Medaya that uses starvation as weapon and has called it “shocking depths of inhumanity”.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has condemned the humanitarian crisis in besieged Madaya, saying its scenes “haunt the soul,” while pointing out that the use of starvation as a weapon amounts to a war crime.

The images of starving people in Madaya represent a new low in the Syrian conflict, which has already exhibited “shocking depths of inhumanity,” Ban said.

“Scenes that haunt the soul” were witnessed by UN staff, which on Monday finally managed to deliver humanitarian aid to Madaya and two other Shia villages in southern Syria for the first time in months, Ban said.

The elderly and children, men and women, who were little more than skin and bones: gaunt, severely malnourished, so weak they could barely walk, and utterly desperate for the slightest morsel,” he said.

According to the Secretary-General, 400 people in Madaya were in such life-threatening condition and require immediate medical attention; RT reported.




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