Residents of the besieged camp in Yarmouk stand in line this week to receive sandwiches distributed by UNRWA.
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Gaunt, ragged figures fill the streets for as far as the eye can see in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk outside Damascus, where some 40,000 are said to be slowly starving to death.The United Nations distributed shocking images this week of thousands of people, their faces emaciated, desperately flocking to receive food aid that only a few were lucky enough to collect.Since last summer, the area has been under choking army siege, creating inhumane conditions.Since January, the agency has only been able to carry out limited, intermittent food distribution in the camp.One parcel feeds a family of between five and eight for 10 days.Since October, more than 100 people have died from food and medical shortages, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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