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UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Published : 07-12-2019

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, toured Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus.

Accompanied with a delegation from the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), Saunders inspected the damage inflicted on the camp and on UNRWA schools and premises in the warfare.

As part of the visit, food baskets were distributed in the nearby Yalda town, where hundreds of Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk have been taking refuge.

The displaced families briefed the UN official on their deteriorating humanitarian condition, calling on UNRWA to reconstruct the destroyed facilities and work on rehabilitating the infrastructure at the soonest possible time.

The government recaptured the camp on May 21, 2018, following a 33-day military operation launched in cooperation with the Russian forces on April 19, 2018. Mortar shells, tank shells, missiles, and other types of weapons slammed into the camp, resulting in the destruction of 60% of civilian buildings and facilities.

Following the operation, theft-property attempts have been increasingly reported in the camp. Pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture, copper, iron, and kitchenware belonging to displaced families.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9448

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, toured Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus.

Accompanied with a delegation from the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), Saunders inspected the damage inflicted on the camp and on UNRWA schools and premises in the warfare.

As part of the visit, food baskets were distributed in the nearby Yalda town, where hundreds of Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk have been taking refuge.

The displaced families briefed the UN official on their deteriorating humanitarian condition, calling on UNRWA to reconstruct the destroyed facilities and work on rehabilitating the infrastructure at the soonest possible time.

The government recaptured the camp on May 21, 2018, following a 33-day military operation launched in cooperation with the Russian forces on April 19, 2018. Mortar shells, tank shells, missiles, and other types of weapons slammed into the camp, resulting in the destruction of 60% of civilian buildings and facilities.

Following the operation, theft-property attempts have been increasingly reported in the camp. Pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture, copper, iron, and kitchenware belonging to displaced families.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9448