Nour and Alaa continue sending messages about the miserable situation in besieged eastern Ghouta. Children of eastern Ghouta are deprived of enjoying their basic rights to eat, play and live. About 400,000 residents in eastern Ghouta have been under siege by Assad forces since 2013, and are running short of food and fuel. According to UNICEF, nearly 12 percent of East Ghouta’s children under 5 years old suffer from acute malnutrition ― the highest rate recorded since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.