UNRWA concerned about fate of some 20,000 Palestinian refugees in SyriaListen /
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has expressed concern about the fate of thousands of Palestinian refugees in a suburb of Damascus in Syria.
In a statement issued on Friday UNRWA notes that it has been one year since Yarmouk, the vast suburb of Damascus that was home to the largest Palestine refugee community in Syria was engulfed by fighting.
The agency says the situation has progressively deteriorated and 20,000 remaining Palestinians have been trapped inside Yarmouk.
It points out that although very alarming reports of hardship and hunger have continued to multiply, since September 2013 it has been unable to enter the area to deliver desperately needed relief supplies.
Derrick Mbatha, United Nations