UN delivers food for Palestinians in Damascus

United Nations, Jan 31: The UN agency working for Palestinian refugees Thursday delivered over 1,000 food parcels to a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital city of Damascus, a UN spokesperson said here.

“Today, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees ( UNRWA) distributed more than one thousand food parcels to the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus,” Xinhua quoted Farhan Haq, the acting UN deputy spokesperson, during a daily briefing here.

” This is the first aid to enter the camp since 21 January, when the Agency had distributed 138 food parcels.”

“The Agency said that it is encouraged by the delivery of this aid and the cooperation of the parties on the ground,” he said.

“It hopes to continue and increase substantially the amount of aid being delivered, because the numbers of those needing assistance is in the tens of thousands, including 18,000 Palestinians, among them women and children,” he said.

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