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Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Left without Roof over Their Heads in War-Torn Syria

Published : 22-05-2019

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Left without Roof over Their Heads in War-Torn Syria

One Year has passed by since the Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns, following a 33-day military operation launched on April 19. Over 30 civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Heavy material damage was wrought on more than 60% of civilian buildings and property.

Reports of theft have increasingly emerged after Syrian government forces grabbed hold of the camp and reportedly burglarized civilian homes. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture and equipment owned by displaced families.

Activists and researchers warned of the blackmailing and robbery perpetrated by crooked contractors in the camp under the pretext of debris-clearance. At the same time, none of the promises made by Syrian and Palestinian officials to smooth civilians’ return to the camp have seen the day, leaving dozens of families wandering down and out across ravaged alleyways.

The warfare has also brought disastrous fallouts on the geo-historical idiosyncrasy of Yarmouk Camp—which used to be home to the largest Palestinian refugee community overseas. Hundreds of Yarmouk residents have, meanwhile, gone missing; dozens died on the migration route; and scores of others have been locked up behind Syria’s prison bars.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8655

One Year has passed by since the Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns, following a 33-day military operation launched on April 19. Over 30 civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Heavy material damage was wrought on more than 60% of civilian buildings and property.

Reports of theft have increasingly emerged after Syrian government forces grabbed hold of the camp and reportedly burglarized civilian homes. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture and equipment owned by displaced families.

Activists and researchers warned of the blackmailing and robbery perpetrated by crooked contractors in the camp under the pretext of debris-clearance. At the same time, none of the promises made by Syrian and Palestinian officials to smooth civilians’ return to the camp have seen the day, leaving dozens of families wandering down and out across ravaged alleyways.

The warfare has also brought disastrous fallouts on the geo-historical idiosyncrasy of Yarmouk Camp—which used to be home to the largest Palestinian refugee community overseas. Hundreds of Yarmouk residents have, meanwhile, gone missing; dozens died on the migration route; and scores of others have been locked up behind Syria’s prison bars.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8655