41 Palestinians dead from hunger in Yarmouk

Food and medical shortages have killed at least 41 people in besieged Yarmouk camp.

41 Palestinians dead from hunger in Yarmouk

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Syrian monitoring group documented the deaths of 41 Palestinian refugees in besieged Yarmouk camp, including women and children, as a result of food and medical shortages.

“Food and medical shortages have killed at least 41 people in the past three months in Yarmouk” in southern Damascus, which has been under suffocating army siege since rebel groups took control of it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

According to the Britain-based group, which relies on a network of activists and doctors across Syria for its reports, three of the fatalities were children and 13 of them women.

“Among them was a one-day-old child who could have survived had there been incubators,” Abdel-Rahman said.

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.

Last Mod: 31 Ocak 2014, 23:43
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