(BBC) – Aid has reached starving civilians trapped in the Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held area outside Damascus, for the first time in more than a year. Supplies for 40,000 people were allowed into the towns of Kafr Batna and Saqba on Monday, according to the UN. It comes days after the UN human rights chief said the plight of civilians living there was “an outrage” that might constitute a war crime.