Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp in ruins / PHOTOS

The few people left in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria has are resorting to eating street cats and wild plants to survive.

Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp in ruins / PHOTOS

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yarmouk, the vast suburb of Damascus that was home to the largest Palestine refugee community in Syria, has been ruined by the civil conflict. Yarmouk's population of 250,000 has dwindled to 18,000 since the beginning of the war.

As the armed conflict continues in Yarmouk, the death toll among Palestinians continues to rise. The UN and some countries voiced their concern about the crisis in the region. However, the death reports have seen no end.

The latest photos from Yarmouk shows that the camp, as well as the entire district, is no longer habitable for the refugees. 

UN officials say they have been unable to enter the area to deliver desperately needed relief supplies since September 2013 and they appealed last month for the Syrian army and rebel fighters to allow urgent aid to reach the Yarmouk camp where it said 15 people have died of malnutrition. 

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu warned about the crisis in the region, saying 'the crisis in Syria is getting worse; the regime's barrel bombardment on civilians in Aleppo is unacceptable and there is an ongoing tragedy in Yarmouk and Muaddamiyah.'

People are resorting to eating street cats and wild plants to survive.

Syria is home to half a million Palestinians, who have been living as refugees of the 1948 conflict which led to the creation of the Zionist state Israel.

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