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Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan Withdrawn

Published : 27-08-2020

Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan Withdrawn

Human rights activists told AGPS that the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate by the end of June 2020 to reconstruct Yarmouk camp has been canceled.

At the same time, activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to ongoing theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus.

Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture, copper, iron, and kitchenware belonging to displaced families.

Reports of theft have emerged after Syrian government forces grabbed hold of the camp and burglarized civilian homes.

The Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns following a 33-day military operation launched in April 2018. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Over 60% of buildings have gone either totally or partially destroyed in the warfare.

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead with reconstruction projects.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10571

Human rights activists told AGPS that the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate by the end of June 2020 to reconstruct Yarmouk camp has been canceled.

At the same time, activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to ongoing theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus.

Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture, copper, iron, and kitchenware belonging to displaced families.

Reports of theft have emerged after Syrian government forces grabbed hold of the camp and burglarized civilian homes.

The Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns following a 33-day military operation launched in April 2018. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Over 60% of buildings have gone either totally or partially destroyed in the warfare.

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead with reconstruction projects.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10571