"Extreme worry" over "tragedy" in Yarmouk camp

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) speaks to the press during a visit to Yarmouk Syria. Photo: UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammed (file)

The plight of 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians living in a besieged camp in Syria continues to cause what has been described by the UN as "extreme worry."

The Yarmouk camp, just south of the Syrian capital Damascus has in recent days been overrun by terrorists from the outlawed Islamic group, ISIL.

The UN agency which supports people living in the camp, UNRWA has been unable to deliver aid.

UNRWA's Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is in Syria to look at ways of providing relief to the people still there.

Isabelle Dupuis asked Mr Krähenbühl for an update.

Duration: 4’30″

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