Young man dies in Rukban camp due to lack of health care

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 5 نوفمبر، 2018 12:18:45 م خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني الحصار

Homs - SMART

On Sunday night, a forcibly displaced man from the city of Palmyra died in the Rukban camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border due to his declining health condition after having surgery and the lack of health care in the camp.

A nurse from the camp said that two months ago, the 30-year-old man Osama al-Abdullah had surgery in Amman, Jordan, to remove tumors from his stomach and intestine. Al-Abdullah returned to the camp after the surgery, but later needed more surgery. The Jordanian UNICEF center could not admit him into the hospital in Jordan again, after the Jordanian Army refused to let him return to the country.

The Syrian Red Crescent added that they could not transport al-Abdullah to Syrian government-controlled areas either, because the Syrian government prevents medical patients to exit the camp, which they currently besiege. Al-Abdullah's condition continued to decline, leading to his death.

Al-Abdullah's death coincided with a UN delegation visit to the camp, escorted by the Syrian Red Crescent. The delegation arrived with a humanitarian aid convoy on Saturday. The Syrian government forces have besieged the camp for more than one month, preventing food and medical aid entry until Saturday.

About 175 children in the camp suffered from malnutrition last month, and several of them died due to the lack of medical care. A sand storm also caused breathing difficulties for children and adults.

About 50 thousand people reside in the camp, suffering from the lack of basic services and a declining health and educational situation. The residents and management of the camp complain about the failure of humanitarian organizations to provide aid and support.

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تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 5 نوفمبر، 2018 12:18:45 م خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني الحصار
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