THE CRISIS IN YARMOUK CAMP
15 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 15 September, due to sporadic armed clashes and shelling in the surrounding neighbourhoods. This is the second consecutive day that UNRWA is not able to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk following seven days of operations.
“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.”