yarmouk

Adam’s Dream
20 February 2014
Beirut The first thing you notice when you meet Adam Rantisi, a 6-year-old who fled Yarmouk, in Damascus, just over a year ago with his family, is his friendly, warm, energetic spirit. Adam is a very active boy, but he has faced more challenges than most of peers. Since he was born, Adam has had 11 brain surgeries...
Features
Yarmouk, the refugee camp that shames the world
11 February 2014
Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees trapped in a Syrian camp by the war are enduring appalling conditions that ought to concern all of us. Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the UN relief effort, says humanitarian aid must be stepped up The lexicon of man's inhumanity to man has a new word – Yarmouk. The camp,...
Features
A Journey through Hell
10 February 2014
Fourteen-month-old Khaled was about to die. The entirety of his young life had been spent under the shadow of the conflict in Syria, but the greatest threat, in the end, was not the violence itself: Trapped in the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus, with barely any food and no access to outside assistance...
Features
Syria Crisis Response Update (issue no 69)
07 February 2014
Issue 69 (21 January – 3 February 2014) YARMOUK Food distributions In the reporting period, UNRWA delivered and distributed 4,272 food parcels to Palestine refugees (PR) in Yarmouk, facilitated by authorities on the ground. Twenty-six food parcels were distributed on 21 January; 1,026 on 30 January; 980 on 31 January...
Emergency Reports
UNRWA successfully delivers aid to Yarmouk
30 January 2014
UNRWA today distributed food parcels, bread and milk for infants to 1,026 Palestine refugee families inside Yarmouk
Official Statements
UN-led Campaign Supported by Millions Globally Tells the Parties to the Syria Conflict: End Restrictions on Civilians Now
23 January 2014
East Jerusalem An unprecedented three-day social media campaign generating more than 31.6 million ‘impressions’ and reaching tens of millions around the world has demanded that the parties to the Syria conflict allow aid to flow to Yarmouk, the besieged Damascus neighbourhood and a key area hosting Palestine refugees...
Press Releases
“How Much Longer?”
17 January 2014
Statement by the International Humanitarian Community How much longer must children suffer from hunger? How much longer must women die in childbirth for lack of medical care? How much longer must we be barred from the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus and the many thousands of desperate and vulnerable...
Official Statements
Statement by the CG of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi
20 December 2013
It has been one year since Yarmouk, the vast suburb of Damascus
Official Statements
UNRWA Demands Humanitarian Access to Yarmouk
17 November 2013
UNRWA is increasingly concerned at the continued prevention of access for desperately needed humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Yarmouk
Official Statements