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Calls Launched for Return Permissions in Yarmouk Camp

Published : 12-10-2021

Calls Launched for Return Permissions in Yarmouk Camp

Activists have called on the residents of Yarmouk Camp to submit demands at security offices in order to be able to return to their homes and retrieve their property.

The activists said the displaced residents should take profit from the complete closure of the camp for rubble-clearance work in order to pressurize authorities to greenlight their return to their homes as soon as these works are finalized.

UN data indicates that before the eruption of the conflict in 2011, Yarmouk was home to approximately 160,000 Palestine refugees, making it the largest Palestine refugee community in Syria. Located eight kilometers from Damascus, it is one of three unofficial camps in Syria.

In December 2012, fierce clashes erupted in Yarmouk, causing numerous civilian casualties, severe damage to property and the displacement of thousands of Palestine refugees and Syrians. The camp was under siege from July 2013, drastically restricting the entry of commercial and humanitarian goods.

In April 2015, armed opposition groups captured over 60 per cent of the camp, containing over 90 per cent of the remaining civilian population. This not only made relief institutions unable to carry out any distributions inside Yarmouk but also displaced most of the remaining 18,000 Palestine refugees and other civilians to the neighboring areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham (YBB).

Almost all the remaining Palestine refugees left during the final government offensive for Yarmouk in April-May 2018, after which the government retook control of the camp.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12308

Activists have called on the residents of Yarmouk Camp to submit demands at security offices in order to be able to return to their homes and retrieve their property.

The activists said the displaced residents should take profit from the complete closure of the camp for rubble-clearance work in order to pressurize authorities to greenlight their return to their homes as soon as these works are finalized.

UN data indicates that before the eruption of the conflict in 2011, Yarmouk was home to approximately 160,000 Palestine refugees, making it the largest Palestine refugee community in Syria. Located eight kilometers from Damascus, it is one of three unofficial camps in Syria.

In December 2012, fierce clashes erupted in Yarmouk, causing numerous civilian casualties, severe damage to property and the displacement of thousands of Palestine refugees and Syrians. The camp was under siege from July 2013, drastically restricting the entry of commercial and humanitarian goods.

In April 2015, armed opposition groups captured over 60 per cent of the camp, containing over 90 per cent of the remaining civilian population. This not only made relief institutions unable to carry out any distributions inside Yarmouk but also displaced most of the remaining 18,000 Palestine refugees and other civilians to the neighboring areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham (YBB).

Almost all the remaining Palestine refugees left during the final government offensive for Yarmouk in April-May 2018, after which the government retook control of the camp.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12308