Syria: Voices in crisis: A monthly insight into the human rights crisis in Syria: July 2014
Tens of thousands of civilians across Syria, including children, have been forced to endure a life of hardship under siege. Most of the sieges are imposed and maintained by forces loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Others have been mounted by opposition and other non-state armed groups. Both government and non-state actors have committed war crimes and other serious human rights abuses in besieged areas.