Short content video for The Syria Campaign:
Daraya, a town outside Damascus, was an early hotspot for peaceful anti-government
protests in 2011. The town has been under siege by the Assad regime for the past 3 years
and out of reach of the United Nations whose international staff sit a few minutes
drive away in a luxury 7-star hotel. On 12 May 2016, malnourished people were gathering
at the town’s entrance hoping to receive aid trucks for the first time but there was only
baby milk, medicine and vaccinations on the convoy, no food. After the UN trucks left,
the regime then shelled the people waiting for food. A father and his son were killed.
Five others were injured.