Second child dies in al-Rukban camp in less than 24 hours due to lack of healthcare

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 8 أكتوبر، 2018 11:04:01 م خبر إغاثي وإنساني صحة

Homs - SMART

The one year and two month old child Manaf al-Hamoud died due to the lack of health care in the al-Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border (220 kilometers south of Homs). Al-Hamoud's death is the second in less than 24 hours.

On Monday, Huda Raslan, a 4-month-old girl, died in the same camp after her health deteriorated due to the lack of infant formula and medical staff in the camp.

The Director of the Sham Hospital, Yazen Alawi, told SMART that patients face great difficulties getting into the only medical clinic in the camp, which is located on the outskirts of the camp on the border between Syria and Jordan. Alawi noted that a large number of patients arrive at the clinic for their appointments.

Alawi added that the two children died due to severe diarrhea. The child Manaf suffered from severe bloody diarrhea before he died. Alawi said, "We tried to control it with the medicine we had available, but it was useless."

Alawi added that more than 100 patients of severe diarrhea, including bloody diarrhea, come to the clinic daily. The clinic suffers from the lack of medicine, and the Syrian government prevents the entry of food and medical supplies into the camp.

On Monday, the civil administration of the al-Rukban camp appealed to provide the forcibly displaced people in the camp with basic supplies, a week after the Syrian government prevented food from entering the camp, including flour and infant formula.

On Sept. 23, the United Nations Children's Fund reopened the only official medical clinic in the camp after the Jordanian authorities closed it for more than a week. A child died during the period of closure after he was refused entry into Jordan to be treated in a Jordanian hospital.

The camp suffers from the lack of livelihood opportunities and deteriorating healthcare and education. One of the UN Goodwill Ambassadors to the Middle East and North Africa, Naseer Shamma, does not think the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in Amman has performed its duties "properly" in the camp.

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