Syria: Sheltered civilians recall harsh living conditions in East Ghouta

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Published on 18 Mar 2018, 8:48
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East Ghouta residents staying at the al-Duweir camp near Damascus on Saturday, recounted the dire living conditions they fled from. Footage from the al-Duweir camp shows people receiving food and supplies, as well as sleeping inside a hall.

One man said food and medicine were a rare commodity and aid distribution was uneven in East Ghouta, resulting in malnutrition and health hazards.

"Life was unbearable in Ghouta: no electricity, no water, no aid. The aid amounted to 80 kilos, but we had one or two kilos," another resident recalled.

More than 4,000 civilians, including women and children, were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta through the Hamouriyah humanitarian corridor on Thursday.

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