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AGPS Issues New Report about Yarmouk Camp

Published : 16-06-2020

AGPS Issues New Report about Yarmouk Camp

A new report issued by AGPS on June 16 has tackled initiatives and negotiations seeking to neutralize the camp and keeping the residents at bay from raging hostilities. 

Divided into two major parts, the report covers official and popular initiatives launched between the end of December 2012 and May 22, 2018 to neutralize Yarmouk camp, lift the tough siege imposed on the area, disarm the camp, and allow civilians to safely return to their homes.

Statements released to that end and responses to such initiatives are also included in the report.

The new report covers the challenges and difficulties encountered by the documentation team during the data-collection process.

Most of Palestinian families taking shelter south of Damascus fled Yarmouk as a result of the tough blockade imposed by the government troops and also after ISIS grabbed hold of the camp on April 1, 2015.

Scores of other stranded families fled the camp following the 33-day military operation launched by the government forces on April 19, 2018. The Syrian government regained control over the camp and southern Damascus towns following the military operation. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured. Over 80% of buildings have gone either totally or partially destroyed.

Last year, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) published the results of an assessment of the damage to Syrian cities caused by seven years of relentless bombardment by the incumbent regime and its allies since 2011.

The analysis found out that as many as 5,489 buildings were destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The damage atlas used satellite-detected damage analysis to identify buildings that are either destroyed, or severely or moderately damaged.

A number of activists have warned of ongoing attempts to alter the demographic character of the camp and blur its identity as a living witness to the Palestinian refugee plight.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10241

A new report issued by AGPS on June 16 has tackled initiatives and negotiations seeking to neutralize the camp and keeping the residents at bay from raging hostilities. 

Divided into two major parts, the report covers official and popular initiatives launched between the end of December 2012 and May 22, 2018 to neutralize Yarmouk camp, lift the tough siege imposed on the area, disarm the camp, and allow civilians to safely return to their homes.

Statements released to that end and responses to such initiatives are also included in the report.

The new report covers the challenges and difficulties encountered by the documentation team during the data-collection process.

Most of Palestinian families taking shelter south of Damascus fled Yarmouk as a result of the tough blockade imposed by the government troops and also after ISIS grabbed hold of the camp on April 1, 2015.

Scores of other stranded families fled the camp following the 33-day military operation launched by the government forces on April 19, 2018. The Syrian government regained control over the camp and southern Damascus towns following the military operation. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured. Over 80% of buildings have gone either totally or partially destroyed.

Last year, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) published the results of an assessment of the damage to Syrian cities caused by seven years of relentless bombardment by the incumbent regime and its allies since 2011.

The analysis found out that as many as 5,489 buildings were destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The damage atlas used satellite-detected damage analysis to identify buildings that are either destroyed, or severely or moderately damaged.

A number of activists have warned of ongoing attempts to alter the demographic character of the camp and blur its identity as a living witness to the Palestinian refugee plight.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10241