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
The Syrian Health Ministry in partnership with CSOs launched on Sunday a vaccination campaign in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq.
This comes following reports of increasing coronavirus cases in displacement camps across war-torn Syria.
Refugees wishing to get vaccinated showed up on Sunday and Monday at Khan Eshieh mixed school.
Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly 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.
Human rights groups have repeatedly 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.