Palestinian refugees in Turkey continue to face high vulnerability. (File photo via social media)
Palestinian refugee Alaa Matlab, born in 1984, continues to appeal for urgent medical treatment in Turkey, where his health has taken a turn for the worse.
Alaa, who fled Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, was injured on January 28, 2021 with high-voltage electrical injury following which he has been hospitalized in Adana city after he fell into a coma.
Alaa’s expectant wife and three children have been left on their own and are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
Thousands of Palestinian refugees have been unable to provide for their children and families in Turkey. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their doors for fear of further COVID-19 contaminations. Several Palestinian families have lost their sole sources of income as a result.
Turkish embassies continue to prevent Palestinian refugees from obtaining visas. As a result, hundreds of Palestinians have embarked on life-threatening journeys via illegal immigration roads trying to reach Greece. Dozens, including children, have died at sea.