At least 41 Palestinian refugees have died in the past three months in the Yarmouk Refugee Camp, in the southern part of the Syrian capital city of Damascus.
The deaths, according to activists, were caused by food and medical shortages, with 24 people dying of malnutrition and others dying from lack of medical treatment or medications.
The announcement comes amid repeated warnings that the refugee camp, which has been the site of on-again, off-again clashes between rebels and pro-government factions.
Many of the residents of the refugee camp fled when the fighting first started breaking out. Though they’ve had a rough time in places like Lebanon, those that stayed have faced ever-worsening conditions as well, meaning wherever they go the refugees are in dire circumstances.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Syria Warns They'll Fight Jihadists If They Reject Idlib Deal - October 15th, 2018
- Scores of Taliban Killed in Afghanistan Fighting - October 15th, 2018
- Afghan High Peace Council Says Talk of US Troop Withdrawal Is Premature - October 15th, 2018
- US Companies Back Out of Saudi Events as Tensions Mount - October 15th, 2018
- Saudi Embassy in DC Cancels Annual Diplomatic Reception - October 15th, 2018