Syria's UN envoy says no starvation in Madaya

Syrians wait on the outskirts of the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, on January 11, 2016, after being evacuated from the townSyria’s envoy to the United Nations on Monday dismissed as fabrications reports that civilians were dying of starvation in a town besieged by government forces. Ambassador Bashar Jaafari spoke after a convoy of 44 trucks loaded with food, baby formula, blankets and other supplies entered Madaya, where medical charity MSF says 28 people have starved to death since December 1. “Actually, there was no starvation in Madaya,” Jaafari told reporters at UN headquarters.

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