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News In Brief 04 July 2018

  • Mali facing ‘alarming’ rise in rights violations, warns UN expert
  • 'Deep concern' over Chinese rights activist’s health
  • Syria’s Yarmouk is a ‘hell-hole in utter ruins’: UNRWA
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Palestinian pianist spreads positive message about refugees

A Palestinian man who escaped the conflict in Syria is using music to spread a positive message about refugees.

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Three new suspected cases of typhoid near Yarmouk camp in Syria

Following humanitarian operations in the southern Syrian town of Yalda, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it has identified three new suspected cases of typhoid.

Civilians in Yarmouk facing vulnerability of ‘highest severity,’ says UN agency

As the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees in the Middle East continued humanitarian operations in around the Yarmouk Camp, deep concerns remained about violence that continues to profoundly threaten the lives and safety of Palestine refugees.

Yarmouk crisis: international community has ‘compelling imperative to act,’ says UN official

The thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees trapped in the Yarmouk refugee camp have suffered “untold indignities” amid intensifying hostilities between armed groups in the area, the United Nations agency concerned with the well-being of Palestinian refugees declared today.

UN agency voices ‘deep concern’ as violence in Yarmouk refugee camp intensifies

The violence in Yarmouk camp is intensifying, plunging the Palestinian refugee camp into the “lower reaches of hell” amid running battles between armed groups, a spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said today.

UN chief urges 'concerted action to save lives, restore measure of humanity' in besieged Yarmouk camp

Briefing members of the international press this afternoon at United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the “epic humanitarian catastrophe” facing the 18,000 Palestinian refugees and Syrians being held hostage by extremist militants in Yarmouk camp.

Trapped civilians ‘more desperate than ever’ amid fighting in Yarmouk camp, warns UN agency chief

The current escalation is “more desperate than ever” for civilians in Yarmouk displaced persons camp which is currently housing thousands of Palestinians on the outskirts of Damascus, the head of the United Nations agency concerned with the well-being of Palestinian refugees warned today.

Syria: UN agency warns no food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

The United Nations has renewed its demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, warning that there is no UN food aid left there as of Saturday given that the recent escalation fighting between the parties to the Syrian conflict has prevented the delivery of desperately needed assistance.

On visit to besieged camp, UN official urges unhindered access for all civilians in Syria

A senior United Nations official said today he was shocked by what he saw during a visit to a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, and underscored the need for full and unhindered access to all conflict-affected communities in the country.