THE CRISIS IN YARMOUK CAMP
20 AUGUST 2014
Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp
"UNRWA distributed hygiene kits to 82 civilian families in Yarmouk on 20 August, following a break of humanitarian distributions over the last 10 days.
"The UNRWA team arrived at northern Bateekhah entrance at 10:00 and distribution commenced in Yarmouk at 14:15. Distribution continued in an orderly manner until 16:30, when the operation was concluded.
"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. UNRWA is deeply concerned that the recourse to armed violence frequently interrupts life-saving humanitarian operations in Yarmouk. The Agency will continue to seek from all sides conditions that enable UNRWA to offer a full range of humanitarian assistance and serivces inside Yarmouk on a uninterrupted, substantial and safe basis."