Palestinian Refugee Child Drowns in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Child Drowns in Syria

A child walking past the debris of a destroyed building in Syria. Photo credit: Anadolu

A Palestinian refugee girl drowned in a river in Syria on Friday, human rights sources reported.

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said Palestinian girl Hiba Khaled Ibrahim, aged 14, drowned on Friday, August 28, in an irrigation canal pouring into the Fourat River, in Tel Arn village, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.

Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation as most of them have been taking cover in underequipped tents and denied access to vital facilities and services. Children’s life has also been marred by the absence of leisure facilities.

The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria. Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental psychosis, sleeplessness and nightmares, eating disorders, and intense fear have all been reported among Palestinian children from Syria.

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