Sandstorm injures two forcibly displaced people and causes breathing problems in al-Rukban camp

Editing Abd Allah Al Darwesh | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: October 17, 2018, 10:40:27 PM wire SOCIETYRELIEF & HUMANITARIAN Environment

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On Wednesday, a sandstorm hit the al-Rukban camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border, injuring two forcibly displaced people (FDP) and causing difficulty of breathing among others. The only medical center in al-Rukban was unable to treat them.

The director of the Sham Medical Center, Yazan Alawi, reported that a child's leg was broken when a wall fell on him. The staff at the medical center were unable treat him, and asked his family to bring him to the center the next day in order to take him to Jordan. Another child received severe head injuries.

Alawi added that the severe sandstorm caused breathing problems among more than 15 children and young people between the ages of 15 and 30 in the camp.

The camp is home to 1,500 families who suffer from the lack of means and deteriorating conditions. Fifteen FDP have died due to the lack of healthcare and malnutrition in the past weeks, amid calls for medical and humanitarian assistance in the camp. The Syrian government forces continue to prevent the entry of basic necessities into the camp.

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