Dozens of Palestinian families have been sheltered in Algeria’s Sidi Faraj camp is located near the capital city Algiers. (File photo via AGPS)
Hundreds of Palestinian refugees who have reached Algeria have been living in distress due to their squalid humanitarian conditions.
Dozens of Palestinian families have been sheltered in Algeria’s Sidi Faraj camp, near the capital city Algiers, where they have been denied access to the local labor market and to humanitarian aid.
The refugees have reportedly been sheltered in ramshackle caravans. Poor hygiene and lack of ventilation have caused many infections and skin diseases.
At the same time, the brutal conflict in Syria has forced Palestinian refugees to flee the war-torn country and seek shelter in the camp.
The refugees continue to raise alarm bells over medical neglect and the absence of anti-coronavirus assistance.
The Algerian authorities have failed to provide the majority of Palestinian refugees with their UN-recognized rights as refugees fleeing tension-stricken zones. The UNHCR also continues to turn its back on their appeals for emergency assistance.
Algerian authorities have also suspended naturalization procedures for Algerian-born Palestinian refugees and prevented scores of them from residence permits and property ownership.
Dozens of Palestinian refugee families fled Sidi Faraj camp to European destinations after paying exorbitant sums to smugglers.