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


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