More starvation related deaths in Syria have been announced

Aid has still not reached the town of Madaya

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Another five people have died in the Syria town of Madaya as a result of starvation today.

The town is encircled by Government troops and aid agencies have been unable to bring in desperately needed food and medical supplies for six months.

At least 40 people have now starved to death while over 200 are said to be in urgent need of medical intervention.

It's hoped that aid will be allowed in on Monday.

Michiel Hofman of Medecins Sans Frontieres says it's a dire situation: