The Children of Yarmouk Miss You (Video)

ﻓﺮﻗﻪ شباب ﺍﻟﻳﺮﻣﻮﻙ Enough staying outside, come back loved ones It’s enough, absence has been too long Mother, I’ve really missed you Come back and ease our minds with your tenderness My mother, you’ve been gone for a while, We’ve really missed you laughter Let’s all come back to the house and remember when we […]

12 Killed by Shelling in Yarmouk Over Weekend

Co-authored by Nidal Bitari Photographs by Niraz Saied When Yarmouk began to unravel, there was an exodus to another camp called Khan al-Sheeh in rural Damascus. Many remained there until the regime  began to drop barrel bombs over the refugee camp. The displaced were forced to wander once more. They moved to other areas, like […]

Shelling and Siege of Yarmouk Continues

By the beginning of March, the little food that was entering Yarmouk was cut off altogether with UNRWA declaring it had failed to continue their relief effort inside the camp. The Islamic battalions led by Jabhat al Nusrah and ISIS entered the camp again and the “truce” broke down, people returned to their lives of […]

All That Was Left of Yarmouk: Notes to an Accomplice

“All of the people just want to leave, they want to leave Syria altogether. Assad is going to end up remaining in the country by himself. ” –Nidal Bitari The hollowed ribcage of Yarmouk reveals itself once more in a photograph being circulated on the Internet. The refugee camp, once a cultural and intellectual center […]

Declaration of a Shared Fate

We, the undersigned, in accordance with our belief in the shared fate of the Syrian and Palestinian people, and our wish for the unity of Syrian territory and safety for all Syrians, draw the attention of the international community, on the occasion of Geneva II, to the fact that the Palestinians who have lived in […]

While You Were Neutral About Yarmouk

While you were insisting on neutrality about Yarmouk, the Syrian regime dropped barrel bombs on it. Mohammad Al Far. Husam Abo Ahmad. Mohammad Tafori. Mohammad Suhaib Al Qides. Ala’a Fri’j. These men are all dead. Mohammad Taha would later die too when he, along with a larger demonstration, approached a regime checkpoint in frustration after the […]

Yarmouk According to the Residents of Yarmouk

There has been an overflow of accounts regarding what prevented a relief envoy from reaching Yarmouk. The speculation morphed into conviction that oppositional fighters shot at the envoy, thwarting efforts to end the siege that has been imposed for around half a year. It is exactly the news that neutralist Palestinians have been waiting for. […]

We Need to Talk about Yarmouk

There has been an unnerving silence about the ongoing siege of a Palestinian camp in Damascus. It has gotten swept under the rug, along with the destruction of Syria, as one of those tragedies that for many seems easier to occasionally lament rather than take an active stand about. For almost half a year now, […]