Death and starvation in Syria’s Yarmouk

UN warns of humanitarian disaster as about 20,000 people are trapped inside opposition-held district.

The United Nations has warned of a disastrous humanitarian situation in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, a residential area home to Palestinian refugees and Syrians.

There are reports that five people have starved to death in the neighbourhood.

Yarmouk has been a stronghold for opposition forces for more than a year. The UN Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees has called for an immediate humanitarian corridor to access the people trapped inside.

Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports.

Source: Al Jazeera