(CBS News) DAMASCUS, Syria - Last November, Sara, an opposition activist, showed us around her neighborhood, a shattered Damascus suburb defended by rebel fighters from the Syrian Free Army.
Her family gave us shelter when Syrian military shells began to fall. Almost a year later the shells are still falling.
I could see them today from our hotel, but it's impossible to get to Moahdimiyeh now.
The army has it completely sealed off.
So instead we got through to Sara on Skype.
Sara says life today is difficult. She's not able to get enough to eat, there is no sugar, cheese or milk.
On a meager diet, mostly of rice, Sara says she has lost 20 pounds since we last saw her.
On the morning of August 21st, rockets filled with poison gas landed less than a mile from her home. Sara ran to help.
"I had to help. The people were screaming. If I don't die from chemical weapons, I'm going to die from the starvation," said Sara.
So are the people who suffered through this relieved to hear Bashar al Assad has agreed to give up his chemical weapons? It makes no difference, Sara told us.
"He's going to kill us with the shelling and the rockets," said Sara.
As if to prove it, Sara told us that two weeks ago, the family who had welcomed us so warmly in their home last fall were on the street when a shell fell nearby.
Sara's brother, his wife and their young son were killed.