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)
Displaced Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya, north of Syria, said distribution of bread by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) has been suspended, exacerbating their dire humanitarian condition.
The refugees lashed out at AFAD and the international humanitarian institutions for turning deaf ears to their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance.
Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya camps, after they were forced out of Yarmouk and southern Damascus towns.
For many displaced Palestinian refugees, the perils of coronavirus add to the torment already experienced throughout the conflict.