One Picture Sums Up Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis

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.

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A handout picture released by the United Nation Relief and Works Agency on Feb. 26, 2014 shows residents of Syria's besieged Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, crowding a destroyed street during a food distribution led by the UN agency, on Jan. 31, 2014.