A member of the Syrian relief group Violet Organization disinfects tents at a camp for displaced people in Kafr Jalis village, north of Idlib, Syria, on March 21. OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
Two Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp have died of coronavirus, according to local sources.
The two refugees are Ahmad Hasan Kiwan and Rashdan Amayri.
Over recent months, increasing coronavirus cases have been reported in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, where limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities means 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.