March 10, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words: Yarmouk Refugee Camp

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
This one has over 18,000 words.
They are the names of 18,000 children, women and men.

Something terrible is happening in the Yarmouk Refugee Camp outside Damascus. 
The people of the region have seen much cruelty and many atrocities over the years. 
This is something new. 
A deliberate policy of withholding food from ordinary people 
on a large scale has little to do with the region, even at its worst. 
What we have in Yarmouk is the calculated starvation
 of over 18,000 Palestinian refugees by the Syrian regime.

Starving civilians as a method of warfare is a war crime.

Find out more by reading The Guardian article by Harriet Sherwood
and from Foreign Affairs, an essay from Hussein Ibish.

A picture is worth a thousand words.
What the people of Yarmouk Refugee Camp need is action.

Take action by signing the petition organised by AI.

Photo from Thomson Reuters.

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