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Latest distribution updates from Yarmouk, 31 March 2015

"UNRWA was not able to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk on 31 March 2015.

"UNRWA is encouraged by the recent resumption of its food distribution to Yarmouk's civilians and appreciates the Syrian authorities' substantial efforts to make possible this positive development. UNRWA is seeking assurances that the facilitation of its humanitarian efforts inside Yarmouk will be sustained indefinitely, for the sake of the civilians trapped there.

"To address the profound suffering experienced by civilians trapped in Yarmouk, UNRWA calls for the distribution of humanitarian assistance to continue without interruption. If facilitation and safe conditions are assured and maintained, UNRWA has the capacity fully to meet the humanitarian needs of civilians in Yarmouk."