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Poisoning affects 38 displaced people in camp near Afrin, Aleppo

Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2020/06/16 15:19

Afrin - SMART

Poisoning affected 38 displaced people in a camp on the road of the Rajo town in the Afrin area, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

A member of the local council's media office in the city of Afrin, Obaida al-Hayani, reported to SMART that 38 displaced people, including women and children, were poisoned due to using water from an artesian aquifer in the camp. Civil Defense teams transferred them to the Military Hospital in the city Afrin.

On June 11, 2020, 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, due to eating food that was distributed by one of the humanitarian organizations operating in Northern Syria.

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.