// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Activists say 63 died in Syrian refugee camp over past months

Activists say 63 died in Syrian refugee camp over past months

PanARMENIAN.Net - A Syrian activist group said 63 people have died over the past months in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp from a lack of food and medicine.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the first person died in Damascus's Yarmouk camp in June, according to the Associated Press.

Yarmouk, on the southern fringe of Damascus, is one of the worst-hit besieged areas in Syria.

Activists and residents previously said that some 50 people died of starvation and hunger-related illnesses since the government imposed a blockade on the sprawling district a year ago.

Over the past week, authorities allowed a few hundred food parcels to reach the camp in what appeared to be a goodwill gesture ahead of a peace conference in Switzerland.

Related links:
 Top stories
The strong scale-up of treatment has seen annual AIDS-related deaths drop by 45% to 1.1 mln in 2015 from a peak of about 2 mln in 2005.
Purchased in bulk from Armenia, Absolut vodka, Johnnie Walker scotch and counterfeit Grey Goose are among the popular labels.
German lawmakers voted to extend the country’s military support for the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group until late 2017.
Mitigating civilian casualties remains a “key component” of the anti-IS air campaign in Syria and Iraq, the military emphasized.
Partner news