After months under siege, humanitarian aid finally reached the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in war-torn Damascus this week.
UNRWA on Wednesday released photos of the camp, showing the devastation and desperation that has taken hold there after years of civil war and months under siege.
“It is impossible not to be touched by the apocalyptic scenes emerging from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus, besieged and cut off for months,” said UNRWA Spokesman Chris Gunness.
Late last year, +972 reported on the siege and starvation in and around Yarmouk. Read more here.
Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. (Photo by UNRWA)
‘Yarmouk is devastated throughout, with street storefronts and houses suffering the brunt of the physical damage.’ (Photo by UNRWA)
Gathered on Yarmouk Street, residents begin hurrying to reach the distribution point.’ (Photo by UNRWA)
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