The story of three-month-old Wala'a, who has been left malnourished after her family struggled to find food in a besieged area of Damascus in not an isolated case according to UNICEF.
Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa told ITV News:
"It's a tragedy and any one child reduced to this condition, its both a tradegy and a failure of our system.
"Any case like that of little Wala'a is no doubt a tradedy, a tragedy for the family and a tragedy that can repeat itself over and over again, if the crisis does not end."
Speaking of the siege in Homs, she added: "The first tragedy that all families speak about is about the loss, the insecurity of food, the access to food and to survive they often had to go to their neighbour, their neighbours and neighbours that had fled in order to search for food.
"And sometimes even when that was not enough, they resorted to plants, to feeding themselves in whatever way they possible."
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