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This Picture Sums Up Syria's Humanitarian Crisis Right Now

It was taken last month at the al-Yarmouk refugee camp, a Palestinian enclave in southern Damascus.

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These people are waiting to receive food at the camp, just south of Damascus, on January 31, 2014.

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These people are waiting to receive food aid distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at the besieged camp. People have been trapped there for eight months by an army siege.

World powers have passed a landmark Security Council resolution demanding an end to restrictions on humanitarian operations in Syria, but aid workers doubt it has the punch to make Damascus grant access and let stuck convoys deliver vital supplies. The resolution calls for the immediate lifting of sieges in specific towns and cities around the country, including Yarmouk.

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