Alleviating the suffering of displaced civilians from Yarmouk
19 May 2015
Humanitarian assistance has made a meaningful and significant difference in the lives of the displaced men, women and children from Yarmouk who are dealing daily with the trauma and hardship of life during conflict. UNRWA continues to provide food, potable water, medical and dental services, household items and nutritional supplements to Palestine refugee and Syrian civilians from Yarmouk who have fled to the neighboring areas of Yalda, Beit Saham and Babila. In April, UNRWA has delivered 5,008 food parcels, 13,200 bundles of bread and 50,000 litres of potable water, and treated a total of 2345 patients at the UNRWA temporary health point.
UNRWA’s priority remains the delivery of humanitarian aid and critical medical support to civilians within Yarmouk itself, whose vulnerability remains of the highest severity. The Agency is deeply concerned that without access to Yarmouk, the most basic humanitarian needs of up to 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians, including 3,500 children, continue to be left unmet.