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Thursday, February 27, 2014

SYRIA: Please say a prayer for these poor desperate people

 

Syria's starving hordes: In a biblical picture of suffering, crowd stretching for as far as the eye can see gathers amid the rubble of Damascus for UN food hand-outs

It has seen some of the worst fighting in the capital, leading to severe food shortages and widespread hunger.
Yarmouk Camp has been sealed since July 2013, resulting in acute and widespread deprivation, including severe malnutrition, while civilian residents are constantly exposed to the threat of death, injuries and trauma of the armed conflict.

The UN was given access to the camp, in a district in Damascus, by the Syrian authorities late January, which is when the photograph was taken 

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