Palestinians say they are starving in Damascus

As rebel groups continued to fight for supremacy throughout Syria this week, several reports expose the plight of the Palestinian refugees and displaced Syrians living in the Yarmouk camp in the southern suburbs of Damascus.

Camp residents said 48 Palestinians died in recent weeks after Syrian security forces laid siege to the camp in the last eight months. They died of starvation or because they couldn’t obtain medical aid.

On Monday, a six-truck supply convoy bearing enough food to feed 10,000 people was supposed to enter the camp with permission from the Syrian authorities. When it neared Yarmouk, gunmen opened fire on it and it was forced to turn back.