Aid organizations struggle to feed Yarmouk displaced

April 28, 2015

A Syrian non-profit organization delivered 150 two-kilogram parcels of vegetables on Tuesday, in conjunction with bread distributed by the Arab Red Crescent, to families who fled Islamic State control of Yarmouk camp to the neighboring town of Beit Sahem.

The distribution was part of Al-Seeraj for Development and Healthcare’s ongoing “We Will Not Abandon Yarmouk Camp.” Now in its ninth day, the campaign is attempting to provide 1,000 meals a day to people displaced from Yarmouk.

More than 3,000 civilians left Yarmouk for surrounding areas after Islamic State forces entered the camp (which is actually more of a small town) on April 1, while an estimated 18,000 civilians are still living inside.

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