Palestinian Refugees in Syria: Crisis in Yarmouk

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Thursday, 6 February, 2014 - 12:30
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Nidal Bitari is the founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Association in Syria

 

Christopher McGrath is a Senior Liason Officer to the Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

About the event: 

Nidal Bitari, a former resident of Yarmouk and founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Association in Syria, and Christopher McGrath of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) discuss the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yarmouk Camp, home of the largest Palestinian population in Syria, in Damascus due to the current siege on the camp. They present the impact of the civil war on Palestinian refugees in Syria, who are increasingly caught in the midst of the violence between government and opposition forces.