Dire deprivation in Syria's Yarmouk camp

People in Damascus district are reportedly eating animal feed and women are dying in labour due to malnutrition.

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

    There have been numerous reports of people starving to death in the neighbourhood.

    Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), told Al Jazeera that women were dying in labour due to malnutrition and that residents have been reduced to eating animal feed.

    UNRWA has called for an immediate humanitarian corridor to access the people trapped inside.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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