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Latest distribution updates from Yarmouk, 10 April 2015

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"Clashes continued to affect Yarmouk on April 10th, for the ninth consecutive day. UNRWA is deeply concerned that lack of humanitarian access to the civilians inside Yarmouk, and those displaced to the south east of Yarmouk, is putting 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian men, women and children at grave risks. Civilians from Yarmouk remain unable to meet their most basic needs of food, water and healthcare, and continue to be exposed to unacceptable levels of violence.

"UNRWA is working quickly with all partners to assess the situation of the displaced civilians to the south east of Yarmouk, in Yalda, Babela and Beit Sahm and respond to their most pressing needs. UNRWA stands ready to continue providing humanitarian assistance to all civilians inside Yarmouk and to those displaced from Yarmouk as a result of the ongoing armed violence.

"As fighting continues to undermine humanitarian access, UNRWA demands for all armed groups inside Yarmouk to respect and comply with their obligations to ensure the protection of civilians. UNRWA further demands the establishment of secure conditions under which the Agency can deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance."