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The crisis in Yarmouk camp, 18 May 2014

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Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

"There were no food distributions in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus today. No UNRWA distribution of food parcels to civilians in Yarmouk has been possible since 13 May, when two government military personnel were shot within the area in which UNRWA conducts distribution operations. This is the sixth consecutive day that UNRWA is unable to distribute food assistance inside Yarmouk. Reports of relief items being distributed in Yarmouk since May 13th do not relate to UNRWA's operations. The Agency is urgently seeking permission from the authorities to resume its food distribution operations in Yarmouk as soon as possible.

"UNRWA remains deeply concerned about the desperate humanitarian situation in Yarmouk and will continue to press for continuous, substantial and safe humanitarian access to deliver the food and other humanitarian supplies that the civilians of Yarmouk need."