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Palestinians begin returning to Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria (+video)

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(Read caption) GENEVA (AFP) - The UN appealed Wednesday for $1.5 billion to help Syrians fleeing the fighting, warning that the number of refugees in neighbouring countries could double to a million by June. Duration: 01:01
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Refugees have started returning to the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria after fighting between rebels and government-allied forces sent them fleeing, but the status of the Palestinian refugees, along with hundreds of thousands of others displaced by the Syrian conflict, remains a top concern for observers outside the country.

The Associated Press reports that, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, "hundreds of people have returned" to Yarmouk after fighting between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad drove out as many as two-thirds of the camp's 150,000 residents by United Nations estimates.


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