UN agency urges more access to Syria Palestinian camp

Residents of Syria's Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, collect aid food on August 22, 2014A UN official visiting Syria has called for greater access to a besieged Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, where residents say they have been without water for some 40 days. Speaking to AFP, the deputy commissioner general for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA said increased access to the Yarmuk camp was a priority. “In the conversations we had with the government, we were imploring them, urging them to allow us… to take more food into the camp,” Margot Ellis said in the interview in Damascus on Tuesday. Ellis said discussions with the Syrian government on Monday had been positive and that the agency was hoping it would be able to step up assistance.

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