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Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

Published : 09-04-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have been struggling with an acute shortage in bread and fuel. A water crisis has made the situation more calamitous.

In appeals passed on to AGPS, civilians called on the concerned authorities to urgently step in and provide vulnerable families with much-needed bread and drinking-water, at a time when a full lockdown has been slapped across the war-ravaged country over coronavirus outbreak.

Civilians have also appealed to UNRWA, international humanitarian institutions, and the Palestinian Authority to help them gain access to vital health services and open clinics in order to treat patients. They further stressed the need for spraying disinfectants and distributing detergents to curtail the pandemic.

Scores of stranded families fled Yarmouk 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 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 in the warfare.

A few months earlier, 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/9943

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have been struggling with an acute shortage in bread and fuel. A water crisis has made the situation more calamitous.

In appeals passed on to AGPS, civilians called on the concerned authorities to urgently step in and provide vulnerable families with much-needed bread and drinking-water, at a time when a full lockdown has been slapped across the war-ravaged country over coronavirus outbreak.

Civilians have also appealed to UNRWA, international humanitarian institutions, and the Palestinian Authority to help them gain access to vital health services and open clinics in order to treat patients. They further stressed the need for spraying disinfectants and distributing detergents to curtail the pandemic.

Scores of stranded families fled Yarmouk 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 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 in the warfare.

A few months earlier, 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/9943