Chemical weapons, live rounds, grenades and bombs have killed between 89,000-140,000 people in Syria since its relatively peaceful uprising in 2011 turned into a full-blown civil war.
But civilian casualties continue to rise, even in informal refugee camps as food supplies have been cut off. While four main rebel groups war with government forces, pro-Assad militias and each other for control over war-torn Syria, thousands of civilians seeking safety in informal refugee camps face starvation.
The largest of Syria’s nine refugee enclaves is located in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, where nearly 20,000 Palestinians remain. They are dying of starvation, as government forces have cut off food and fuel access to the area in order to weaken rebel groups that have surrounded the area.
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