Tolerance.ca
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations, Tolerance.ca® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

UN on the ground at Yarmouk camp in Syria

A U.N. official visits the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees near Damascus Monday. Filippo Grandi, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations' relief and development agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east, surveys the situation. 6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL, FILIPPO GRANDI, SAYING: "What is very important now is that the access that we have to the people becomes a daily occurrence, simple occurrence and that progressively we can expand our reach because there are thousands of people still inside that have not received the assistance." Rebel forces reached an agreement last week to make the Yarmouk camp a fighting-free area. The U.N. says it has distributed more than 6,000 food parcels in Yarmouk since mid-January, a level it says falls well short of the needs of 18,000 residents after months of hunger and deprivation. Humanitarian efforts in Syria have been hampered by fighting and by combatants on both sides,

© DailyMotion -


Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of Tolerance.ca® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of Tolerance.ca®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of Tolerance.ca® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
Email:
Heading:
Message:
 
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of Tolerance.ca®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter