2 Palestinians Die of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

2 Palestinians Die of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) disinfect buildings and tents where Palestinian and Syrian families live collectively in Idlib, Syria on 24 March 2020. (Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency)

Palestinian refugees Adnan Sirsawi and Salwa Ibrahim AlKadhi have died of coronavirus in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria.

Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in AlNeirab refugee camp in Aleppo, at a time when residents have been launching cries for help over the absence of hygiene kit and medicines.

Civilians continue to slam UNRWA’s apathy, saying an urgent action is needed to save the camp.

Over recent months, human rights groups have warned of a projected outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Though campaigns to help spread awareness among the camps’ residents have recently seen the day, limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities mean displacement camps are more susceptible to the spread of the highly infectious virus.

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