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Homeless Children from Yarmouk Camp Become Addicted to Glue-Sniffing

Published : 01-04-2019

Homeless Children from Yarmouk Camp Become Addicted to Glue-Sniffing

A video posted a couple of days ago on Facebook shows two children from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus while sniffing toxic glue, in a rising phenomenon threatening the lives of dozens of children in Syria.

The bare-chested children were spotted in AlBaramka Square while carrying glue bags. One of the two children said he was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp and that his family was killed in the warfare. The other child said he has become addicted to glue-inhalation, expressing his readiness to go to a hospital to detoxify his body.

Daily scenes of destruction and bloodshed in Syria forced dozens of helpless civilians, among them children, to sniff fumes, petrol, and glue, among other life-threatening substances, as a means to get over the trauma inflicted by the unabated warfare.

Sniffing glue is a cheap but very dangerous way people have used to get high for many years. Such inhalants are typically used by adolescents as a cheaper and more easily accessible alternative to drugs. The risks associated with glue and other inhalants include possible brain damage and acute respiratory failure.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8506

A video posted a couple of days ago on Facebook shows two children from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus while sniffing toxic glue, in a rising phenomenon threatening the lives of dozens of children in Syria.

The bare-chested children were spotted in AlBaramka Square while carrying glue bags. One of the two children said he was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp and that his family was killed in the warfare. The other child said he has become addicted to glue-inhalation, expressing his readiness to go to a hospital to detoxify his body.

Daily scenes of destruction and bloodshed in Syria forced dozens of helpless civilians, among them children, to sniff fumes, petrol, and glue, among other life-threatening substances, as a means to get over the trauma inflicted by the unabated warfare.

Sniffing glue is a cheap but very dangerous way people have used to get high for many years. Such inhalants are typically used by adolescents as a cheaper and more easily accessible alternative to drugs. The risks associated with glue and other inhalants include possible brain damage and acute respiratory failure.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8506