Displaced Palestinian families in Daraa continue to face dire conditions. Photo credit: AFP
Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, after they fled the area due to the rampant shelling and deadly shootouts, continue to sound distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring in the area.
Gilin’s infrastructure and public amenities have sustained massive destruction in the warfare. Civilians wishing to have access to healthcare facilities often head for AlMuzeireeb town as no clinics are operative in Gilin.
Over recent days, a state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community in Gilin town after the Syrian government forces hit the area with missiles, resulting in five deaths and several injuries, including among children.
Civilians said shelling and bloody shootouts between the government forces and former opposition affiliates have forced dozens out of their homes.
Located some 25 kilometers away northwest of Daraa’s city center, Gilin Camp was home to 5,000 families displaced from the occupied Palestinian territories.