166 children have died in Al-Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp

Geneva-based Friends of Humanity announced on Wednesday that 166 children have died since the start of the regime’s siege of Al-Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp south of Damascus, Anadolu has reported. The Bashar Al-Assad regime has imposed a strict siege on the refugee camp, which houses thousands of Syrians as well as Palestinians, since July 2013.

In a new report, the NGO described the situation in the refugee camp as “tragic” because of the spread of disease and starvation, and a chronic shortage of medical equipment and medicines.

Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, said FoH, 2,651 Palestinian refugees have been killed ..

– Read more: 166 children have died in Al-Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp – Middle East Monitor

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