70% of Palestinian Deraa Camp homes destroyed in Syrian warfare

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70% of civilian buildings in Deraa refugee camp, in southern Damascus, have been partially or totally destroyed by military offensives launched by the Syrian government army, a rights group reported Saturday evening.

According to a report by the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), 70% of Deraa structures have been knocked down by onslaughts carried out by the Syrian government forces using missiles, barrel bombs, gas cylinders, and artillery shells.

At the same time, water supplies to the camp have been cut off for 1,071 days running.

The tough cordon imposed by the regime troops on the area has also led to an acute shortage in much-needed medicines and foodstuff.

According to UN data, 450,000 Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter in Syria, 95% among whom are reportedly in urgent need of medical assistance.

AGPS is a London-based human rights watchdog that monitors the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria without bias or a political agenda. It was established in 2012.

(Source / 19.03.2017)

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