I and II Kings cover the rise and fall of the nation of Israel. In II Kings 6:24 - 7:19 the city of Samaria is besieged by the Aramean army, with the siege lasting so long that the city endured a severe famine.
Four desperate lepers outside the city gates looked at the odds for their survival and it wasn't good. If they stayed where they were, they would die of hunger. If they went into the city, there was no food there either, and they would die of hunger.