The Crisis in Yarmouk: Palestinian Refugees in Syria

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Monday, 10 February, 2014 - 12:00
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Nidal Bitari is the founder of the Palestinian Association of Human Rights in Syria

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Nidal Bitari, founder of the Palestinian Association of Human Rights in Syria, speaks with host Omar Baddar about the tragic humanitarian situation in the Yarmouk Camp in Damascus, Syria. Nidal highlights the plight of the close to 20,000 Palestinian civilians still remaining inside the camp. Nidal Bitari is a Syrian Palestinian journalist from Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in political sociology from Damascus University. He left Syria for Lebanon in December 2011, and then came to the United States in April 2013. From the time he left the camp, he has been in almost daily contact with friends and colleagues in the camp.