A dentist checking teeth of a girl at a health centre in Syria. © 2020 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Miari
Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Syria displacement camps have sounded alarm bells over their deteriorating humanitarian condition, at a time when human rights groups and humanitarian organizations continue to warn of an unabated humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.
Recently, Syria Humanitarian Response Coordinators group has warned of a humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria due to the coronavirus outbreak and absence of medical assistance.
The group said serious measures should be immediately taken before the situation reaches a point of no return.
It further called for increasing anti-coronavirus drives and distributing hygiene kit in the area in order to protect the vulnerable residents.
Recently, a state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community taking shelter in Syria following reports of increased coronavirus cases.
Human rights groups continue to urge UNRWA and the Syrian Health Ministry to provide the Palestinian refugee community in the war-ravaged country with hygiene kit and relief items in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
Activists have been deeply concerned that the lack of transparency maintained by the Syrian government regarding the pandemic will result in a catastrophic situation in displacement camps, at a time when the deadly virus continues to claim the lives of thousands of people across the globe.
Displacement camps set up in northern Syria are especially vulnerable as most hospitals and medical facilities have been bombed, rendering them out of order.