Door-to-door distribution of medicines in Khan Eshieh camp © 2020 UNRWA photo
Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kheir Mousa Diab has died of coronavirus in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, in Syria.
Activists said COVID-19 symptoms, including high fever and breathing disorders, figured on the victim’s body, but he has been denied admission into a hospital.
Local sources said a number of confirmed coronaviurs cases have been recorded in Khan Eshieh Camp.
Living conditions in Khan Eshieh have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. A transportation crisis has added bad to worse.
After eight years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs.
Survival for the majority of Palestinian families in war-stricken Syria has largely hinged on relief assistance. The vast majority of families have been living below the poverty line.