Residents of the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp wait to leave the camp on the southern edge of the Syrian capital Damascus. The deteriorating situation brought on by Syria's civil war prompted the U.N. Security Council to call an emergency meeting last month to discuss Yarmouk, calling for safe evacuation for the Palestinians, protection for the refugees, and humanitarian access to the camp.
Residents of the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp wait to leave the camp on the southern edge of the Syrian capital Damascus. The deteriorating situation brought on by Syria's civil war prompted the U.N. Security Council to call an emergency meeting last month to discuss Yarmouk, calling for safe evacuation for the Palestinians, protection for the refugees, and humanitarian access to the camp. Uncredited The Associated Press
Residents of the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp wait to leave the camp on the southern edge of the Syrian capital Damascus. The deteriorating situation brought on by Syria's civil war prompted the U.N. Security Council to call an emergency meeting last month to discuss Yarmouk, calling for safe evacuation for the Palestinians, protection for the refugees, and humanitarian access to the camp. Uncredited The Associated Press

U.S. steps up participation in Syrian civil war to combat the Islamic State

May 08, 2015 10:36 AM

More Videos

  • Lewis Diuguid talks about his friendship with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee

    Kansas City Star Editorial Board member Lewis Diuguid talks about his correspondence with "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, who died Feb. 19 in Monroeville, Ala., at age 89.