30 JUNE 2014
Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp
UNRWA is extremely concerned that its distribution of food to civilian families in Yarmouk last took place on 23 May 2014. The most recent UNRWA distribution of hygiene kits was on 7 June 2014. Civilian residents of Yarmouk continue to contend with grave conditions as their basic humanitarian needs and the requirements of humanitarian access remain unmet. UNRWA continues urgently to seek a resumption of its humanitarian activities inside Yarmouk and is appealing to the parties to the 21 June agreement to make this resumption possible. The Agency stands ready to implement a rapid humanitarian response to address the immediate and longer term needs of the civilians of Yarmouk.
"UNRWA will continue to advocate for continuous, substantial and safe humanitarian access to Yarmouk, and for the protection of Palestinian and Syrian civilians."