We appreciates that the authorities on the ground have significantly improved processing to enable UNRWA to distribute food parcels to an average of 900 families each day. However, further improvements are required to reach many more families in need of urgent assistance each day. As this image shows, an uninterrupted humanitarian access to Yarmouk is of absolute necessity.
Humanitarian needs in Yarmouk are enormous and people in the camp are desperate for assistance. At the end of each day (once darkness or an incident forces withdrawal of the distribution team) hundreds of civilians, in a visible state of desperation, exhaustion and anguish, have to return to the camp, many of them with nothing. To make any progress in addressing these needs, UNRWA’s presence and humanitarian assistance work must be permitted to continue and expand over a period of months, not days.