Yarmouk refugee camp (21 January 2014)
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120 students leave refugee camp in Syria 'to sit exams'

120 students in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, Syria, have been allowed to leave in order to sit their state exams.

Residents of the camp, in southern Damascus, have been unable to move because of endless fighting in the country's civil war.

The situation has grown desperate since last summer when the Syrian army blocked regular supplies to the camp in an attempt to force out rebels holed up inside.

The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 19 May.