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Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

Published : 28-03-2020

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp.

The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food items to the residents, in light of the movement restrictions slapped across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Civilians lashed out at UNRWA, saying the only action made by the Agency regarding their appeals was limited to awareness-raising messages and calls for home quarantines.

The residents have urged UNRWA to open its clinic in Yarmouk, equip it with medical supplies, and spray disinfectants across residential alleyways.

Unofficial statistics indicate that some 40 families have remained in Yarmouk Camp. Scores of stranded families fled the camp following the 33-day military operation launched by the government forces on April 19, 2018. The Syrian government forces regained control over the area and southern Damascus towns following the operation. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Over 60% of buildings in Yarmouk 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.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9891

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp.

The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food items to the residents, in light of the movement restrictions slapped across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Civilians lashed out at UNRWA, saying the only action made by the Agency regarding their appeals was limited to awareness-raising messages and calls for home quarantines.

The residents have urged UNRWA to open its clinic in Yarmouk, equip it with medical supplies, and spray disinfectants across residential alleyways.

Unofficial statistics indicate that some 40 families have remained in Yarmouk Camp. Scores of stranded families fled the camp following the 33-day military operation launched by the government forces on April 19, 2018. The Syrian government forces regained control over the area and southern Damascus towns following the operation. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Over 60% of buildings in Yarmouk 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.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9891