Yarmouk - updates

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UN demands aid access to Syria's Yarmuk camp

Apr 21, 2015 - 7:36 AM

The 15 member council also demands that fighters from the Islamic State ISIS group and the Al Qaeda linked Al Nusra Front withdraw and that bombing raids on the Palestinian refugee camp be halted

DESTROYED. A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP

UNRWA chief concerned about civilians in Syria's Yarmuk

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:59 AM

UNRWA chief: We are very determined to provide assistance to those who have decided temporarily to leave the camp and find shelter elsewhere

DESTROYED. A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP

Syria says military operation needed to expel ISIS from Yarmuk

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:31 AM

Syria s Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar did not spell out when a military operation might begin or how it would be waged but suggested that Syrian troops could be involved

DESTROYED. A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP

Syria offers Palestinians its firepower in Yarmuk battle

Apr 08, 2015 - 11:12 AM

PLO leader: Syrian authorities are ready to support the Palestinian fighters in a number of ways including militarily to push [ISIS] out of the camp

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

UN Security Council demands aid access to Yarmuk

Apr 07, 2015 - 9:13 AM

This call comes after ISIS fighters capture large swaths of the Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus in an offensive launched on April 1

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

Palestinians trapped as jihadists seize most of Syria's Yarmuk camp

Apr 05, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA issue an urgent plea for humanitarian access to the area saying the situation in Yarmuk is a source of universal shame

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

UNRWA chief joins aid convoy into besieged Damascus camp

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:45 AM

Pierre Krahenbuhl says it is totally unacceptable that some 18 000 residents of Yarmuk had not received aid for so long

Palestinian refugees receive aid items distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) at the Yarmouk refuge camp, south of Damascus, on March 10, 2015. Youssef Karwashan/AFP

Filipino peacekeepers released

May 12, 2013 - 3:17 PM

UPDATE The four Filipino peacekeepers abducted in the Golan Heights earlier this week have been released Sunday Rappler confirms