With nearly 18,000 registered refugees, Neirab camp is among the most densely populated camps. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Abo Zaid
The number of coronavirus-related deaths and cases has gone up in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo.
Over recent weeks, 50 refugees have been pronounced dead, brining the virus death toll to over 200.
The residents have expressed deep concern over their children’s safety due to the absence of anti-coronavirus drives and hygiene kit in the area.
Confirmed coronavirus cases have increasingly been reported in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, at a time when residents have been launching cries for help over the absence of hygiene kit and medicines.
A few months earlier, the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria warned of an unabated outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities mean displacement camps are more susceptible to the spread of the highly infectious virus.
Displacement camps set up in northern Syria are especially vulnerable as most hospitals and medical facilities have been bombed, rendering them out of order.