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January 15, 2014 6:00 am

United Nations: Palestinians in Syria Are Starving to Death

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The fighting in Syria, as seen from Israel. Photo: Tsuri Cohen-Arazi/ Tazpit News Agency.

Huffington Post – Officials with the United Nations are deeply worried about the deteriorating humanitarian situation facing Palestinians living in a refugee camp in Syria’s war-torn capital.

At the camp in Yarmouk, on the outskirts of Damascus, dozens of people have died in recent weeks from malnutrition or insufficient medical care, as well as the direct effects of the violence raging around them, both officials and news reports indicate. Many refugees are subsisting on diets that include animal feed and powdered spices.

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