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At least 27 Palestinian refugees killed last month in Syria

Syrian refugees and Palestinian-Syrian hold banners and candles in solidarity with people who are living in Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, on December 29 2013 [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]
Syrian refugees and Palestinian-Syrian hold banners and candles in solidarity with people who are living in Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, on December 29 2013 [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]

At least 27 Palestinian refugees were killed in Syria during February, Safa has reported.

The details were provided by the monitoring and documentation team of the Task Group for Palestinian refugees in Syria yesterday. Nine of the victims were killed in Daraa, six lost their lives in the countryside around Damascus, five in the capital itself, four in Aleppo and three in other places.

Meanwhile, the Palestinians who were displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp organised a public protest in front of Al-Quds Al-Badila School in the Yilda neighbourhood, calling for UNRWA to provide emergency aid for them. Such aid, they pointed out, was stopped last June. The situation of the refugees in Yarmouk and the neighbouring areas in the south has deteriorated due to the lack of food and aid.

Those who claim to represent the Palestinians, said the refugees, should carry their responsibility for the camps and everyone in them, and help to ease the suffering. This was a direct reference to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). UNRWA, they added, should secure the services of the Palestinian refugees and create a humanitarian corridor for patients and relief for the children, who are in urgent need of food.

During their protest, the refugees called on the UN secretary-general to resume the distribution of aid among the Palestinians trapped in UN-registered refugee camps in Syria.

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