Damascus, 9 Rabi’ul Akhir 1437/19 January 2015 (MINA) – Around 6,000 Palestinian refugee families in Qudsia neighbourhood in the Damascus countryside are appealing for humanitarian organizations and the United Nations to offer them urgent humanitarian assistance, Felesteen newspaper reported on Monday.
The families have been displaced from Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Damascus and have been under a strict siege imposed by the forces of regime leader Bashar al-Assad since 21 July 2015, Middle East Monitor quoted by Mi’raj Islamic news Agency (MINA) as reporting.
In a statement, the Task Group for the Palestinians in Syria said that the Palestinian and the Syrian families in Qudsia are suffering a “real tragedy” due to the siege imposed by the Assad regime.
“The siege causes negative effects on all sides of life, including the healthcare system,” the statement explained.
The statement also noted that unemployment among the families in Qudsia is 96 per cent and they have almost no bread, lack heating equipment and several basic medicines.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)