UNRWA Chief meets Palestine refugees displaced from Yarmouk

14 April 2015

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Syria in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA's deepening concerns for the safety and protection of some 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians, including 3,500 children and as civilian lives continue to be threatened by the effects of the armed conflict in the area.

Pierre Krähenbühl met with civilians who were temporarily displaced last week by the recent escalation in Yarmouk camp. He visited a government school in Tadamon, a neighbourhood on the eastern border of the camp. The school is serving as temporary accommodation for those displaced from Yarmouk.