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Fire injures displaced woman and her child in camp in northern Aleppo

Editing: Abd Allah Al Darwesh |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/12 13:18

Aleppo - SMART

On Saturday, a fire broke out in a camp for displaced people near the village of Shamarin near the city of Aleppo, Northern Syria, injuring a displaced woman and her child.

Local activists reported to SMART that the fire from a heater broke out in three tents in the al-Nour camp, injuring the woman and her child with second-degree burns. The woman and her child were transported to a nearby hospital.

The activists reported that the firefighting and Civil Defense teams put down the fire and prevented it from spreading in other tents.  

Last December, a fire in a camp near the village of Shamarek, north of Aleppo, injured a child with minor burns.

Several fires frequently broke out in camps in Northern Syria due to the usage of unrefined oil and lack of awareness to prevent children from using fuel. The fire killed and injured many civilians including women and children.   

Recently, a rainstorm hit Syria and damaged several camps in the governorate of Aleppo. The storm swept away dozens of tents of displaced people, amidst the lack of support by humanitarian organizations, aggravating the suffering of the displaced people.