Published on 24 Oct 2017 Sections ,

3.5 million people in Syria living in besieged areas

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The headlines about the demise of IS forces in Syria have taken attention away from the ongoing humanitarian crisis. About 3.5 million people in Syria are thought to live in besieged areas, surrounded and trapped by troops loyal to the Assad government. A warning: there are extremely distressing images of sick children from the very start of this report.