Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Situation in Aleppo: The opposition-controlled areas of eastern Aleppo city, with an estimated civilian population of 250,000 to 300,000 people, have been cut off from humanitarian assistance since 7 July. In the last months, civilian infrastructure has been severely a¬ected by ongoing  ghting, including by aerial bombardment and shelling. UNRWA estimates that 15 to 20 Palestine refugee families are currently living in the Eastern parts of Aleppo. Since early August, the main road to Aleppo is intermittently cut, barring access to the city as well as to Neirab, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria. Approximately 2,708 Palestine refugee families (approx. 9,000 individuals) still reside in Aleppo city and 4,000 families (approx. 16,000 individuals) in Neirab camp. UNRWA has been working towards securing stocks of humanitarian items, including food and NFIs, should the situation be prolonged. The Agency remains very concerned about the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation and calls on all parties to respect international law and guarantee the protection of civilian lives.

 

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Syria Palestine refugees humanitarian snapshot, July 2016