Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Polio vaccination starts in Syria's besieged Yarmuk camp  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - AFP - 05/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - AFP) Polio vaccination has begun in Syria's besieged Yarmuk camp, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA said Wednesday.The once bustling residential and commercial district south of Damascus, home to both Syrians and Palestinians, had been largely sealed off by a tight army siege for months before a deal that allowed a trickle of food and medical aid in beginning last month.At least 88 people have died of hunger and lack of medical care under the siege, according to one NGO, but UNRWA has now begun moving food parcels and medicine into Yarmuk."We are pleased to announce that UNRWA has secured the formal authorisation for the transfer of 10,000 polio vaccines to Yarmuk," UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said."This process has been completed without incident and the vaccination of thousands of children in the camp is now under way."Gunness said food distributions that began on January 18, haltingly at first before picking up speed in recent days, continued on Wednesday.He said 5,194 food parcels had been distributed to the camp since UNRWA gained access.Some 1,500 people have left the camp under the deal, according to a Palestinian official, although they require approval to do so.Once home to some 150,000 Palestinians, as well as Syrians, Yarmuk has been devastated by the fighting, and now just 18,000 civilians are thought to remain inside.More than 130,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, and millions more have been displaced in what UN officials have described as the worst refugee crisis in two decades.


 


AFP




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 3 2015 - Bahrain to launch USD22b development projectsMENAFN
(MENAFN) The government of Bahrain will be carrying out giant development projects with a value exceeding USD22 billion, Minister of Information said, KUNA reported.Bahrain is continuing with its ...

 Mar 3 2015 - KFAED finances USD13.47m loan to BelizeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) provided a USD 13.47 million loan to Belize to help in a road restoration project, a statement by the fund showed, KUNA reported.The ...

 Mar 3 2015 - FDI in Qatar posts USD30.65bMENAFN
(MENAFN) Foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow to Qatar registered USD30.65 billion at the end of 2012, a 1.2 percent growth from a year ago. Though the FDI has targeted various economic activities ...

 Mar 3 2015 - Oman's Raeco to invest USD395.75m for power expansionsMENAFN
(MENAFN) A total of USD395.75 million will be invested by Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) in the next three years to raise the power generation capacity, transmission lines and distribution ...

 Mar 3 2015 - Kuwait Investment to cut US investmentMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority, is gradually reducing its overweight stance on US assets after keeping that ...

 Mar 3 2015 - Oman's NDC hits sales revenue of USD60.47m in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) National Detergent Co. (NDC), one of the leading FMCG companies in the sultanate, has posted total sales revenue of USD60.47 million for full-year 2014, compared with USD56.13 million a year ...

 Mar 3 2015 - 100 per cent rise in FDI expected this yearKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Egypt expects 100 per cent increase in foreign direct investment, or FDI, during the current fiscal year compared to last year, Investment Minister Ashraf Salman said on ...

 Mar 3 2015 - Record 86 exhibitors participate in ME ElectricityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, inaugurated the 40th edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE) which takes place until ...

 Mar 3 2015 - Jebel Ali Free Zone opens service centre in Jafza SouthKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Jebel Ali Free Zone, or Jafza, the flagship free zone operation of Dubai and the trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East Region, has inaugurated its new integrated ...

 Mar 3 2015 - Dubai International passenger traffic grows 7.7 percent in JanuaryMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai International began new year on high note as the airport handled record 6.9 million passengers in January, indicating an increase of 7.7 percent due to holiday traffic and the annual ...

more...


 






Google

Internatinal Property Show

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help