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AGPS Annual Report Sheds Light on Squalid Conditions at Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Published : 05-10-2019

AGPS Annual Report Sheds Light on Squalid Conditions at Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

A newly-released report by AGPS documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2018 said Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Damascus, has been subjected to serious human rights violations and dire socio-economic conditions.

Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending Tragedies”, the report said the sporadic shootouts between ISIS and AlNusra militias, on the one hand, and the Syrian government forces, on the other, during the first half of 2018, led to massive destruction on the camp, the displacement of hundreds of families, and the death of scores of civilians.

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.

During the last quarter of 2018, efforts were made to clear debris from residential alleyways. However, the displaced families have not gained access to their homes yet.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9182

A newly-released report by AGPS documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2018 said Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Damascus, has been subjected to serious human rights violations and dire socio-economic conditions.

Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending Tragedies”, the report said the sporadic shootouts between ISIS and AlNusra militias, on the one hand, and the Syrian government forces, on the other, during the first half of 2018, led to massive destruction on the camp, the displacement of hundreds of families, and the death of scores of civilians.

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.

During the last quarter of 2018, efforts were made to clear debris from residential alleyways. However, the displaced families have not gained access to their homes yet.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9182