Syria: UNRWA - Humanitarian Snapshot, October 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

UNRWA Enters Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA received authorisation to access Yarmouk camp to carry out a preliminary assessment of the impact of the last conflict escalation, particularly on UNRWA installations. The assessment team noted that devastation is both widespread and intense. None of the 23 UNRWA premises including many schools has been spared from the conflict, and all three health clinics have been fully destroyed. Basic infrastructure, including water, electricity and sewage systems, have been severely damaged and looted. The area is contaminated with Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs). UNRWA is dispatching four teams of engineers to conduct a technical needs assessment in November.

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Syria: UNRWA - Humanitarian Snapshot, October 2018