With clashes continuing between the regime and Free Syrian Army forces in the al-Marj region in Eastern Ghouta, activists say the government has tightened the siege on the area.
Most routes to deliver food and medicine into the Countryside are closed.
As a result, Ghouta residents are suffering from a real famine that has claimed the lives of many. And, food shortages also mean many are falling ill.
Despite this, the bombardment continues almost daily on most neighborhoods in the Ghouta region.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer