#Caring: Red Cross delivers medical supplies to 'Palestinian refugee camp' in Syria for first time in over a year
For the first time in over a year, the Red Cross has succeeded in delivering medical supplies to the 'Palestinian refugee camp' in Yarmouk, Syria.
"This is the first time in over a year that we have been able to deliver aid to the people in the camp, we hope to do more," Daphnée Maret, the deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Syria, who oversaw the operation, said in a statement.
"We remain extremely concerned about the hardships being endured by the people living there, in particular the limited access to food, water and health care."
Syria's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, Hussam Eddin Aala, said that the ICRC delivery was "the result of continued cooperation" with authorities and the Palestinian Red Crescent.
"We have been sending humanitarian assistance in cooperation with UNRWA to the camp on a daily basis whenever the security situation allows since January 30," Aala told Reuters, referring to food parcels delivered to Yarmouk by the U.N. agency taking care of Palestinian refugees throughout the Middle East.
"We have been exerting continuous efforts to send assistance and evacuate those civilians who need evacuation," he added.You didn't hear about this, did you? You can bet that if this were a 'refugee camp' in the 'West Bank,' the UN Security Council would have condemned us six times already.