UN begins aid distribution in Syria’s Ghouta area amid shelling

As many as 400,000 people are trapped in the enclave, which is suffering from shortages of food and medical supplies.

(The Washington Post) - A United Nations convoy carrying lifesaving assistance entered the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Monday, reaching civilians for the first time in weeks amid a punishing government assault that has created one of the worst humanitarian crises of the war.