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THE CRISIS IN YARMOUK SYRIA

THE CRISIS IN YARMOUK SYRIAimage

04 Nov 2014

“UNRWA was not cleared to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk today, 3 November. “UNRWA remains very concerned that since July this year, there has been a noticeable decline in the quantity of food and other essential items that the Agency has been able to offer to Yarmouk’s civilians. It is acknowledged that in several instances, the distribution of aid in Yarmouk has been interrupted or proved impossible on account of exchanges of gunfire and insecurity. However, these instances do not fully account for the low number of civilians UNRWA is presently enabled to support inside Yarmouk. “With the facilitation and support of the relevant authorities, UNRWA has proved capable of distributing up to 1,000 food parcels per day this year in response to the humanitarian needs of civilians in Yarmouk. “UNRWA will continue to draw attention to the suffering of refugees trapped there, and to persist in its demand for full, safe and sustained humanitarian access to Yarmouk.”

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