UN Security Council to discuss aid to besieged Syria towns

Lebanese Sunni Muslims gather at the Masnaa crossing on the Lebanon-Syria border blocking the road leading to Damascus in protest of the ongoing siege on the Syrian town of Madaya, on January 8, 2016The UN Security Council will meet Monday to weigh urgent efforts to deliver badly needed aid to three besieged towns in Syria, the council presidency said Friday. Syria’s government has authorized UN aid deliveries to the towns, including Madaya, which is northwest of Damascus and near the Lebanese border. At least 23 people in a health center there supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres have starved since December 1, the group said on its website, adding that many more are at risk.

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