UN official visits Syria to plead for inhabitants of refugee camp


A Syrian government-escorted visit to Yarmouk camp this week shows the extent of the ruin in the neighbourhood after years of fighting. Photo: AP New York: The top United Nations official for aiding Palestinian refugees visited Syria on Saturday as part of an intensified effort to avoid a humanitarian calamity at the besieged Yarmouk camp. About 18,000 civilians are trapped there as government forces clash with militants of the so-called Islamic State who seized control of the area more than a week ago. Pierre Kraehenbuehl, commissioner general of the UN Relief and Works Agency, was undertaking “an urgent mission” in coordination with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said the…

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