-- The Syrian town of Madaya has been under siege by government forces since July and its residents are starving -- in many cases -- to death.
ABC News has been in contact with one family in Madaya that is willing to describe life while under siege and new updates have been received overnight.
Over recent days, ABC News has been in regular contact with a family in Madaya. While they can’t leave the town physically, they can tell their story to the world. Through text messages and phone conversations, a heartbreaking picture of unimaginable suffering emerges.
Here is a compilation of daily dispatches from the family and the latest news updates about the devastation in the area.
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