A refugee woman puts a face mask on a boy as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
Civil society organizations and volunteers have embarked on an awareness raising campaigns in AlAyedeen refugee camp in Hums to help civilians take precautionary measures against novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Leaflets with medical tips and hygiene instructions were distributed as part of the initiative.
Similar moves have taken place across refugee camps in the MENA region over recent days to help rein in unabated outbreaks of the life-threatening virus.
Some 13,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, sharp shortage in fuel supplies, the frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian assistance. High rates of unemployment and the security turmoil rocking the region have made the situation far more alarming.