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Palestinians in Syria cut off from aid once more - U.N.

Feb 01, 2015    

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of longtime Palestinian refugees in a camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital have been cut off from United Nations emergency aid for nearly two months by armed groups that are preventing access, a U.N. official said.Up to 18,000 people are living inside the devastated Yarmouk camp, which is caught between government forces and Syrian insurgent groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front. Food, water and medicine are scarce.Last year "a degree of cooperation" allowed aid to enter after several months of being blocked, but access has again vanished...

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