UNRWA: Continued suffering of civilians in Yarmok camp linked to presence of armed groups there

Damascus, SANA-Commissioner-General of The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)Pierre Krähenbühl affirmed Tuesday that the aim of his visit to Damascus and holding dialogue with the Syrian government is to find ways to improve and continue aid offered by the organization to the civilians in Yarmouk camp.


“With the help of the Syrian government, we offered aid to 500 persons who left the camp and went to Yalda town,” Krähenbühl said at a press conference.

He added the continued suffering of the civilians in the camp is linked to the presence of the armed groups in it, yet, we searched for a side which has an influence on these groups to assume responsibility towards this issue and protect the civilians.

“UNRWA cooperates and coordinates with the Syrian government to find a place where civilians have the ability to get the aid,” the UNRWA official said.

Nearly 2000 persons left Yarmouk camp during the latest days with the help of the army, fleeing crimes of ISISI and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations.

Mazen Eyon




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