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UN seeks access to Palestinians in Syria after 15 die of hunger

By Reuters | Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:48 PM
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BEIRUT, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The United Nations appealed on Monday for the Syrian army and rebel fighters to allow urgent aid to reach a Palestinian district of southern Damascus where it said 15 people have died of malnutrition in recent months.

U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness said five Palestinian refugees died in the Yarmouk district over the weekend. Ten others have died since...

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