UN calls on Syria to allow more humanitarian aid as photos show devastated region
Photos of the apocalyptic-looking Yarmouk section of Damascus, where some of the heaviest fighting in the region has taken place, accompanied UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s urging of the Syrian government to allow more humanitarian aid into the country. An estimated 100,000 have been trapped in the region and several have died of hunger-related causes.
BY CORKY SIEMASZKO / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014, 3:59 PM
A picture taken on Jan. 31, 2014, shows residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk queuing to receive food supplies in Damascus.
It is biblical in its desperation.
For as far as the camera can see, the starving masses wait amid the wreckage of Damascus for United Nations food handouts in haunting photos that have surfaced from the Syrian civil war.
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