A displacement camp in Syria. (Photo: MSF)
Two new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria, bringing the death toll over the past seven days to eight.
The two victims are Mahmoud Ibrahim AlKhatib and Abed Fayad. They were pronounced dead on Friday.
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.
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.