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Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Sabina Camp Marred by Power Blackout

Published : 06-07-2020

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Sabina Camp Marred by Power Blackout

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to face a squalid humanitarian condition due to the absence of vital facilities, the poor infrastructure, and lack of relief assistance.

The situation has taken a turn for the worse due to the frequent power outages, which often last for over 16 hours. The darkness that overwhelms civilian homes at nightfall has severely affected children’s already-traumatized psyche.

The residents continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the local municipality regarding their calls for supplying the area with power generators and filling main water tanks.

UN data indicates that the camp was established in 1948.   Before the conflict in Syria, the camp was home to 22,600 Palestine refugees. It was taken over by armed opposition groups in 2013. The camp remained closed to civilians for almost four years and houses and infrastructure were damaged in the fighting. In September 2017, civilians were able to return to their homes.  All UNRWA installations were in need of repairs.

The whole Palestine population in AlSabina camp suffered from displacement during the crisis and many families left the country and sought refuge in neighboring countries or fled to Europe.

During the conflict, labor opportunities have dwindled and the unemployment rate is still very high with very limited financial resources to help Palestine refugees restore their livelihoods. Like other areas in Syria, displacement, inflation, protection and security risks are among the main concerns shared by Palestine refugees and Syrians alike.

The camp is situated on an area of 0.03 square kilometers.  Palestine refugees who came to Syria in 1948 first settled the camp. It also accommodates Palestine refugees who were displaced as a result of the 1967 conflict.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10337

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to face a squalid humanitarian condition due to the absence of vital facilities, the poor infrastructure, and lack of relief assistance.

The situation has taken a turn for the worse due to the frequent power outages, which often last for over 16 hours. The darkness that overwhelms civilian homes at nightfall has severely affected children’s already-traumatized psyche.

The residents continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the local municipality regarding their calls for supplying the area with power generators and filling main water tanks.

UN data indicates that the camp was established in 1948.   Before the conflict in Syria, the camp was home to 22,600 Palestine refugees. It was taken over by armed opposition groups in 2013. The camp remained closed to civilians for almost four years and houses and infrastructure were damaged in the fighting. In September 2017, civilians were able to return to their homes.  All UNRWA installations were in need of repairs.

The whole Palestine population in AlSabina camp suffered from displacement during the crisis and many families left the country and sought refuge in neighboring countries or fled to Europe.

During the conflict, labor opportunities have dwindled and the unemployment rate is still very high with very limited financial resources to help Palestine refugees restore their livelihoods. Like other areas in Syria, displacement, inflation, protection and security risks are among the main concerns shared by Palestine refugees and Syrians alike.

The camp is situated on an area of 0.03 square kilometers.  Palestine refugees who came to Syria in 1948 first settled the camp. It also accommodates Palestine refugees who were displaced as a result of the 1967 conflict.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10337