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A convoy of aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) waits on the outskirts of the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, on January 11, 2016. 
Dozens of aid trucks headed to Madaya, where more than two dozen people are reported to have starved to death, after an outpouring of international concern and condemnation over the dire conditions in the town, where some 42,000 people are living under a government siege.
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A convoy of aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) waits on the outskirts of the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, on January 11, 2016. Dozens of aid trucks headed to Madaya, where more than two dozen people are reported to have starved to death, after an outpouring of international concern and condemnation over the dire conditions in the town, where some 42,000 people are living under a government siege. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

A convoy of trucks carrying food and medicine began arriving in the Syrian town of Madaya. The town is controlled by rebels and for months it has been surrounded by Syrian government troops that have blocked access to food and supplies.

Doctors Without Borders is aiding a clinic in Madaya and reports 28 people have died from hunger-related causes since December. Brice de le Vingne, operations director for Doctors Without Borders, speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the situation there.

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  • Brice de le Vingne, operations director for Doctors Without Borders.
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