Gaza, ALRAY - Foreign Ministry in Gaza urged the international community to intervene to break a siege by the Syrian army on the al-Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus.
“What is going on in the Yarmouk refugee camp is a great crime in the 21st century,” Head of the Refugees Department in the ministry Youssef al-Modallal said Sunday in a press conference.
He added that "The Yarmouk camp is suffering severe shortages in food and medication, which led to the deaths of many Palestinian refugees,"
“The government in Gaza attempted to contact the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation to push for a quick end on the ongoing blockade on the camp,” Al-Modallal said.
According to the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria, around 41 Palestinians starved to death inside the camp besieged by President Bashar al-Assad's forces for 172 days thus far.
The group lamented that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) is no longer able to deliver aid to the residents of the camp since last September.