My children are dying. Bring guns, bring angels, but God help us: Haunting plea of starving Syrians living under siege – as Assad finally allows aid to blockaded towns Distressing pictures and stories emerge as 40,000 Syrians face starvation Victims and activists have taken to social media to beg the world for help 23 people including six babies died of starvation at one health centre alone 

Emaciated Syrians besieged by President Assads forces have made desperate pleas for food and water as more than 40,000 people face starvation.

Haunting pictures have emerged of desperately thin children reminiscent of concentration camps and reports of residents being forced to eat their pets to survive in three blockaded towns.

Victims have taken to social media to beg the international community for help after being cut off from vital supplies during the months-long siege.

In one video, a man breaks down in tears and cries out: What did we do? What did we do? My children, theyre dying. Bring guns, bring angels, but God, help us.

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Emaciated Syrians besieged by President Assads forces have made desperate pleas for food and water as more than 40,000 people face starvation.  Videos posted by activists, which cannot be independently verified, show a painfully thin young boy (left) who said he had eaten for a week and a baby crying in pain (right)

Another picture posted online by activists purportedly shows a baby in distress in Madaya. Many posts flooding onto social media have been using images unrelated to the current crisis, making it difficult to establish those that are genuine

An image supplied by activists shows a young child in the Syrian town of Madaya. The mountain border town has been besieged since early July and conditions have worsened with colder weather and dwindling supplies