(UN News Centre) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where “emotionally distressed and mentally drained” doctors are working around the clock to save lives with very limited resources and local relief workers have reported 32 people have starved to death in the past month. UNICEF welcomed the access granted to trapped children this week and confirmed cases of severe malnutrition in Madaya following the agencies participation in the second joint UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent/International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) humanitarian mission to the area on Thursday.