Aid delivery in Yarmouk Camp resumes after 3-month interruption promoted by terrorist attacks

Damascus, SANA – Aid distribution in the terrorist-besieged Yarmouk Camp neighborhood resumed Thursday after a three-month interruption.

The neighborhood, which is located in southern Damascus city, came under the terrorist organizations’ siege in late 2012, and since then the delivery of humanitarian aid has been repeatedly suspended under incessant attempts by terrorists to disrupt it.

The recent of those attempts, which often included shooting and firing shells on residents at aid distribution sites, caused the process to be suspended for the past three months before it was resumed yesterday.

Anwar Abdul-Hadi, Director of the Political Bureau of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus, announced the resumption of aid distribution in the neighborhood, which is home to Palestinian refugees and Syrian citizens.

Fully assisted and facilitated by the Syrian government all along, aid delivery has been carried out by the PLO and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Speaking to SANA, al-Hadi expressed his thanks to the Syrian government for the facilitations that helped put the aid distribution process back on track, and to the UNRWA for its assistance to the besieged Palestinian refugees.

A new “safe” distribution site has been set up to enable the resumption of aid delivery, which “took great efforts,” said al-Hadi.

Up to 500 packages containing food supplies were successfully distributed yesterday, and the process is scheduled to continue in the coming days, according to al-Hadi.

The number of food packages distributed last year in the camp reached 55,000, while packages
containing medical supplies reached 11,000.

Haifa Said

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