Founded in 1957 with tents for Palestinians forced to leave their homes by the establishment of Israel, Yarmuk grew into a sprawling neighborhood of permanent structures that became home to 160,000 Palestinians, as well as Syrians.
After years of fighting, crippling siege and bombardment, what was once the Palestinian diaspora largest urban settlement in southern Damascus has been reduced to a sea of debris.
Now it is a ghost town where bulldozers have carved wide passages through a sprawling jumble of concrete debris and mangled steel rods.
Former residents of the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk are desperately counting on assistance from abroad to help raise the once-bustling neighborhood back out of the rubble.
People need someone to rebuild the houses so they can return.