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Food poisoning affects 70 displaced people in camp in Idlib countryside

Editing: Hazem Halak |
TranslationEditor: Glory Jabr |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/05/12 08:08

Idlib - SMART

Food poisoning affected 70 displaced people in the Reayat al-Tofoulah (Childcare) camp in the village of Deir Hassan, 40 kilometers north of Idlib, Northern Syria.

On Tuesday, the Civil Defense posted on its official Facebook page that 70 people, including 31 children and 21 women, were poisoned due to eating food that was distributed in the camp before Iftar by one of the humanitarian organizations operating in Northern Syria.

The Civil Defense added that the poisoned people were transported to nearby medical centers. SMART is trying to communicate with hospitals and centers to obtain further details about the incident and the patients’ conditions.

Displaced people in Northern Syria suffer from poor humanitarian conditions, including the lack of services, amidst appeals to humanitarian organizations and local councils to ease the suffering of these people, providing needed vaccines and medicine, in addition to heating devices. During winter, the suffering of displaced people increases, as earlier, rainstorms destroyed tents in several camps.