Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (155): Food Aid in Yarmouk, Damascus

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Residents wait to receive food aid distributed at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus on January 31, 2014

Residents wait to receive food aid distributed at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus on January 31, 2014

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Yarmouk, a Palestinian neighborhood in Damascus, has been under siege by the Syrian army since July 2013.

At least 55 people have died from hunger and the majority of children are suffering from malnutrition, according to a Palestinian activist living in Yarmouk.

About 20,000 people are currently besieged in Yarmouk. The regime of Bashar al-Assad says “terrorists” are holding people hostage. Beyond the tactical starvation, Syrian jets have also been bombing the area.

This picture, published by United Nations Relief Workers Agency, shows a seemingly endless line of people waiting for food aid.

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1 Comment

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    Governments using food, as a weapon against their own citizens. A compelling photograph of a human condition needlessly applied against a people, and similar is in the future for our own nation. Power, lust, and ego.

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