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Stranded Residents of Yarmouk Camp Diagnosed with Typhoid

Published : 01-08-2017

Stranded Residents of Yarmouk Camp Diagnosed with Typhoid

Reporting from southern Damascus, AGPS news correspondent said a number of stranded civilians in Yarmouk Camp caught typhoid disease due to the contaminated water consumed by the residents and the temperature hike.

Sick civilians continue to appeal for urgent treatment at a time when the Syrian government has sealed off the main access roads to the camp. Clinics and hospitals in the area have also gone out of operation.

Over recent months, the Palestine Charity Commission in southern Damascus has warned of the swift propagation of life-threatening diseases and infections among thousands of civilians and refugees in such southern Damascus areas as Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahem, due to contaminated water supplies.

The charity warned that several children have been diagnosed with sharp diarrhea, inflammatory bowel diseases, and leishmaniasis, among other lethal diseases.

The commission attributed the phenomenon to the unhygienic water supplies drunk by civilians in the area as the Syrian government cut off water to Yarmouk shelter and its environs since September 9, 2014. Springs serving hundreds of civilians in the territory have also ceased to flow.

Civilians have also been prevented from fetching water after ISIS held sway over the camp in early April 2014. Soaring clashes between ISIS and AlNusra Front, since April 7, 2016, have made the situation far worse.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/5573

Reporting from southern Damascus, AGPS news correspondent said a number of stranded civilians in Yarmouk Camp caught typhoid disease due to the contaminated water consumed by the residents and the temperature hike.

Sick civilians continue to appeal for urgent treatment at a time when the Syrian government has sealed off the main access roads to the camp. Clinics and hospitals in the area have also gone out of operation.

Over recent months, the Palestine Charity Commission in southern Damascus has warned of the swift propagation of life-threatening diseases and infections among thousands of civilians and refugees in such southern Damascus areas as Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahem, due to contaminated water supplies.

The charity warned that several children have been diagnosed with sharp diarrhea, inflammatory bowel diseases, and leishmaniasis, among other lethal diseases.

The commission attributed the phenomenon to the unhygienic water supplies drunk by civilians in the area as the Syrian government cut off water to Yarmouk shelter and its environs since September 9, 2014. Springs serving hundreds of civilians in the territory have also ceased to flow.

Civilians have also been prevented from fetching water after ISIS held sway over the camp in early April 2014. Soaring clashes between ISIS and AlNusra Front, since April 7, 2016, have made the situation far worse.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/5573