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The United Nations has made a for humanitarian to the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian camp in the suburbs of Damascus. The UN is concerned about the of around 18,000 Palestinian refugees holed up in the camp. Many of Yarmouk's fled after the group ISIS invaded last Wednesday and overran the camp. Jordan’s Ambassador to the UN Dina Kawar called "for the of civilians in the camp" and for "humanitarian access to the area including…life-saving ". Another UN Pierre Krahenbuhl described the situation as "more than ever". He said: "What civilians in Yarmouk are most about right now is bare survival".

Yarmouk was established in 1957 to accommodate the influx of Palestinian refugees from Israel. It became to the largest Palestinian refugee in Syria. Before the recent ISIS , around 160,000 people lived there. Life in the camp had already become for most residents following 18 months of bombing and a because of Syria's war. Many parts of the camp now resemble a ghost town, with shells of bomb-blasted buildings and a civilian that has fled. News agencies report that ISIS now controls about 90 per cent of the camp. Syrian are worried ISIS could use it as a springboard to launch on the capital Damascus.

 
 

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