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Nablus children collect $33,000 for Syria camp
Published Tuesday 21/01/2014 (updated) 21/01/2014 11:32
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NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A group of Palestinian children in Nablus district managed to collect around $33,000 in donations for the besieged Yarmouk camp in Syria.

The group of children opened the donation boxes they used in public after a week of fundraising in Nablus.

Nablus governor Jibril al-Bakri praised the actions of the children on behalf of the Yarmouk camp. Al-Bakri thanked individuals and groups who helped organize the campaign.

Several attempts to deliver aid to Yarmouk camp have been thwarted in recent weeks due to rigorous fighting within and around the camp.

At least four Palestinians were killed in the camp on Thursday after government helicopters dropped a barrel bomb on it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Militants say at least seven Palestinians refugees died in the attack.

At least 50 people have died due to food and medicine shortages in the camp in recent months, according to the Observatory.

After rebels seized control of Yarmouk in December 2012, the camp became embroiled in the armed fighting taking place across Syria and came under heavy regime assault.

Regime forces eventually encircled the camp and in July imposed a siege on the camp, leading to a rapid deterioration of living conditions.
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1 ) Rene / US
21/01/2014 10:03
Militants, Rebels, Terrorists is what they are. Using Yarmouk for their own purposes. Why are so many people around Syria so dead set on giving the US and their ally Saud and Israel more middle eastern control, territory and resources?

2 ) Lina / Ukraine
21/01/2014 10:54
Thank you to all the little fundraisers of Nablus!

3 ) Saburah / Misri
21/01/2014 22:07
Ma shah Allah. Bravo. The children of Palestine are amazing.

4 ) Wayne / nz
22/01/2014 04:32
Lets just hope Israeli dosn't want tax money from these good kids that are just trying to help someone in a worse place than them. Good on you guys for doing all you can to help in this crazy situation

5 ) Mary W / UK
29/01/2014 09:18
Well done, young folks. You have the right idea.
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