Residents of Homs carry signs containing a number of grim statistics under siege Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Yellow covers the besieged area)
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A monitoring group said Friday that it had documented the deaths of 63 people, including women and children, in the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus because of food and medical shortages.Food aid entered Yarmouk last week for the first time in four months, but activists say the supplies fell far short of the amounts needed.Activists in other besieged areas of the country have also complained of dismal conditions.In Homs, activists say hundreds of families have been holed up for nearly 600 days in a handful of districts still held by rebels.
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