From Time: “The Yarmouk refugee camp, a Palestinian enclave in southern Damascus, has been under a grueling siege for months and its over 20,000 residents are cut off from vital supplies and endure chronic food shortages. Here’s the scene that met U.N. aid workers who reached the devastated area last month.”
Read the story, and see his compelling photo gallery, at the Independent’s site.
Over the past three years, we have witnessed state-sanctioned war crimes and crimes against humanity replete with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, the targeting of children, mass rape, a refugee crisis and according to a new report “industrial-scale” torture and killings. Indeed, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has described Syria as “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.”
See this video report from the Huffington Post.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria’s war. The period since the “Geneva 2” peace talks for Syria began last month have been the bloodiest of the nearly three-year conflict.
Read more in this Reuters story.