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Eyes closed against the searing light, a 10-year-old with meningitis writhes in agony on a bed in Syria's besieged town of Madaya as his parents look helplessly on. Yaman Ezzedin is one of several desperately ill children in the rebel-held town under regime siege outside Damascus in need of immediate evacuation to a well-equipped hospital.And he is one of some 40,000 residents who have been affected by food and medicine shortages inside Madaya since the regime encircled the town two years ago and besieged it completely last summer.Thirteen children including Yaman – as well as a semiparalyzed, blind 22-year-old – urgently need to be evacuated out of the town, according to medics.The U.N.'s Syria envoy Thursday called for 16 people – mostly children and the youngest just 6 months old – to be allowed out of Madaya for medical treatment.
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