More than 400,000 Palestine refugees in Syria need humanitarian aid: UNRWA

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UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi meeting with internally-displaced refugees who had taken shelter in al-Faloujeh UNRWA school, Yarmouk camp.

The number of Palestine refugees in Syria who need humanitarian assistance has surpassed 400,000.

That information comes from the UN agency which works with Palestine refugees (UNRWA) which says the continued armed conflict in the country continues to result in a rapidly rising death toll and displacement.

UNRWA cited reports that 65 Palestine refugees in Syria died over the past weeks, including five children.

The agency says that since the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011 it has delivered food parcels, cash assistance and other relief items to thousands of families.

Meanwhile, nearly 5,000 Palestine refugees have fled Syria for Jordan while approximately 33,000 are in Lebanon.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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