WAITING FOR RELIEF
FEBRUARY 24, 2014: The United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner General, Filippo Grandi entered Yarmouk camp during the resumption of UNRWA’s humanitarian aid distribution this morning. He was shocked by the condition of the Palestine refugees he spoke to and the extent of war damage done to homes.
“I am deeply disturbed and shaken by what I observed today. The Palestine refugees with whom I spoke were traumatized by what they have lived through, and many were in evident need of immediate support, particularly food and medical treatment. What I have seen and heard today underlines the timeliness of the UN Security Council resolution 2139 on Humanitarian Access and the need for all sides to implement the resolution without fail.”
Yarmouk Camp has been sealed since July 2013, resulting in acute and widespread deprivation, including severe malnutrition…
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