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Gazan kids voice support for Yarmouk children
Gazan kids voice support for Yarmouk children
Gazan kids take to streets in solidarity with children in the Yarmouk refugee camp
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Gaza, Agencies - Children from the besieged Gaza Strip have taken to the streets in solidarity with children trapped in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria.

Kindergarten children of the Gaza Strip voiced support for their peers in Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus, the Middle East Monitor publication reported on Wednesday.

The children carried empty pans, plates, and spoons while marching towards the headquarters of the International Red Cross in the coastal enclave.

They called on Red Cross and other rights group to make efforts to put an end to the siege on the camp, where 48 people, including children and elderly, have reportedly been killed by starvation.

"Only the residents in the Gaza Strip can really feel the suffering of the besieged Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk camp. The Palestinians in Gaza have been under siege since 2006, so they understand first-hand what the siege is," the protest organizers said.

Many refugees have escaped from Yarmouk after the clashes erupted between rebellions and the Syrian regime forces. Thousands, however, remain trapped inside.

The United Nations says more than four million other Syrians will be forced out of their homes in 2014 by the escalating conflict in the country that has killed more than 100,000 people.