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


THE CRISIS IN YARMOUK CAMP

09 SEPTEMBER 2014

UNRWA distributed food parcels to 235 families and provided medical treatment to 260 civilians in Yarmouk today, 9 September. This is the third day of UNRWA distribution after four days without access between 3 and 6 September.

"The UNRWA team arrived at the northern Bateekhah entrance to Yarmouk at 09:55 and began operations inside Yarmouk at 11:00. The distribution proceeded in an orderly manner until 14:10, when the authorities signaled an end to the process.

"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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