UN resumes aid to Syria camp after Nusra withdrawal

UN resumes aid to Syria camp after Nusra withdrawal
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:14:10

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has entered the Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Damascus for food deliveries, the first since al-Nusra Front terrorists have left the camp.

The aid delivery didn’t go nearly as well as planned, however, as starving refugees flooded the distribution center, and UNRWA workers refused to hand anything out for several hours until order was restored. By then, the day was almost over and they soon left.

Civilians trapped in the camp were none too happy with the chaotic scene, demanding the UNRWA make the food distribution more efficient, and calling for refugees to be allowed out of the camp and back to normal civilian life.

Yarmouk is a refugee camp for displaced Palestinians, but before the war was largely treated as just another neighborhood in the capital, with Syrians as well as Palestinians living there and people free to come and go as they pleased.

When the terrorists took over the camp, a large number of Palestinians fled to neighboring Lebanon. They’ve had a hard time there as well, but nowhere near as bad as those who remained in Yarmouk, which had been held by terrorists for over a year now.

The Palestinian refugees in the camp have experienced rampant food shortages and even some starvation deaths.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside the country.


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