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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
16 September 2014


THE CRISIS IN YARMOUK CAMP

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

“UNRWA was not authorized to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk on 16 September, due to continued sporadic armed clashes and shelling in the surrounding neighbourhoods. This is the third consecutive day that UNRWA is not able to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk.

“UNRWA is deeply concerned that the recourse to armed violence frequently interrupts life-saving humanitarian operations in Yarmouk. The humanitarian situation in Yarmouk remains desperate and UNRWA appeals to all parties to do everything in their power to end the suffering of the over 18,000 civilians trapped there. The Agency will continue to seek from all sides conditions that enable UNRWA to offer a full range of humanitarian assistance and services inside Yarmouk on an uninterrupted, substantial and safe basis."


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