It’s the second day of my hunger strike. The pain of hunger is with me all day but I’ve gotten used to hunger. Food supplies ran out about four months ago, after being under siege for over a year, and there’s been very little to eat ever since. I wake up to hunger. I sleep with hunger. Hunger is with me all day long. The hunger strike only intensifies the pain and adds exhaustion to the mix.
I talked to many journalists today. I’m so glad the story is getting out there. I hope that I will be able to make a difference. After a dozen calls with bad Internet connection and my stomach rumbling in constant reminder of my mission, I feel depleted.
There are moments when I feel weak. During those times, I remember the children I watched starve to death. I remember little Rana… and I hold on.
Video: Rana Obeid, 18 months, died 9/2013 of malnutrition in Moadamiya.