1. On Tuesday, thousands of Syrians left al-Moadamiyeh, a rebel-held town under siege in Damascus that has been shut off from food, water, and medicine supplies since March. It was one of the towns affected by the alleged chemical weapons attack in August.
3. Children suffered from severe malnutrition as the government had blocked food and relief supplies from getting through the towns controlled by the opposition. Doctors were unable to treat patients without medical equipment.
This picture from a YouTube video, which has not been independently verified, shows a young girl suffering from malnutrition in Moadamiyeh.
6. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the deaths of two boys, one aged 4 and the other younger, due to acute malnutrition in Moadamiyeh.
This picture from a YouTube video, which has not been independently verified, shows a boy who is believed to be Ibrahim Khalil, 4, from Mouadamiyeh, who died of acute malnutrition, reported the Daily Mail.
8. Families driven to desperation fled the town for temporary shelters. Many of the elderly and sick had to be carried by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid workers.
11. More than 2 million children in Syria are unable to produce or buy enough food, according to a report by Save the Children, putting them at a high risk for malnutrition.
This picture from a YouTube video, which has not been independently verified, shows a 1-year-old girl suffering from severe malnutrition in Moadamiyeh.
12. An 11-year-old boy in Yarmouk, another besieged Damascus suburb, told the BBC, “If they [government troops] want to attack us with chemical weapons — then just do it! But can they make them with the smell of bread so we can die happy?”
A street in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus on Sept. 12.