7 June 2015 | Issue No. 38
UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, initiating a third round of food distribution to civilians displaced and affected by armed violence in Yarmouk.
These ongoing operations represent a sustained demonstration of the commitment of the UN, both UNRWA and partners, to providing essential assistance to all civilians affected by the crisis in Yarmouk. UNRWA’s priority remains the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians within Yarmouk itself and reiterates its strong demand for respect and compliance with obligations to protect civilians and to establish secure conditions under which UNRWA can deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance.
The vulnerability of civilians in Yarmouk remains of the highest severity. UNRWA is deeply concerned that without access, the most basic humanitarian needs of affected civilians will continue to be left unmet.