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

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