Medical center counts 14 deaths in al-Rukban camp in Homs in two weeks

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 أكتوبر، 2018 3:46:06 م خبر إغاثي وإنساني صحة

Homs - SMART

The Sham medical center counted 14 deaths in two weeks in the al-Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border area, 240 kilometers east of Homs, Central Syria, due to a lack of medical care.   

On Tuesday, Yazan Alewi, the medical center manager, reported the death of 14 people included four children, two women, three men, and the rest are seniors.

Alwei added that the reason for death among seniors is heart attacks, as the medical center could not provide any treatment due to the lack of doctors and medical equipment.    

In a statement, Abu Ahmad Darbas al-Khaldi, the head of the camp's local council, accused Jordan of seeking to cause a famine in the camp to force forcibly displaced people to return to the Syrian government-controlled areas.    

Al-Khaldi added that the United Nations did not move to handle to camp's case, despite that the camp lacks food and baby formula.

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 a lack of livelihood opportunities and a deteriorating health and education situation. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to the Middle East considered the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner in Amman "has not faithfully performed its duty" towards the camp.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 أكتوبر، 2018 3:46:06 م خبر إغاثي وإنساني صحة
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