A World Lost: Escape From Yarmouk

April 20, 2015 9:06 PM

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The Palestine Refugee Camp of Yarmouk on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, was established in 1957 for those Palestinians driven from their homes during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

Between 1948 and the construction of Mukhayyam al-Yarmouk, thousands of Palestinians had become stateless refugees living in Syria with little more than a tent for protection. Disease had become rampant and there was very little, if any, access to health care for the dispossessed and displaced.

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