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.
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