Palestinians Trapped In Syria Face Humanitarian Crisis

(ALJAZEERA) – Aid organisations say an airtight blockade, ongoing violence, and a rapidly declining humanitarian situation are putting the lives of more than 6,000 Palestinian refugees at risk in Syria’s Yarmouk camp.

Stuck between a brutal blockade and armed clashes, a mere 6,250 civilians are believed to be in Yarmouk, according to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees.

“Health facilities are limited and the humanitarian situation can change rapidly given levels of vulnerability,” spokesman Chris Gunness told Al Jazeera.

Gunness added that UNRWA has been unable to access the refugees from the camp since its last aid convoy went in May 2016.

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