Yarmouk emergency call for funds

Friday, April 17, 2015

The 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians remaining in Yarmouk have experienced extreme suffering, siege and exposure to armed conflict for a period of more than two years. Today, they face their worst crisis since 2012, as conflict engulfs their homes and threatens to expose them to the most severe violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

UNRWA urgently calls on the international community to support its emergency relief effort for civilians in Yarmouk and Palestine refugees affected by conflict across Syria. This call for funds outlines how, with the generosity of donors and in coordination with other humanitarian actors, UNRWA will provide emergency supplies, shelter and essential services for civilians caught in the violence in Yarmouk and other areas of Syria, for an initial period 90 days.

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UNRWA remains deeply concerned for the safety and protection of Palestinian and Syrian civilians, including children, who remain in Yarmouk. © 2015 UNRWA Photo By Taghrid Mohammad