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Palestinian Family in Turkey Appeals for Saving Sick Child, Releasing Her Detained Father

Published : 28-11-2018

Palestinian Family in Turkey Appeals for Saving Sick Child, Releasing Her Detained Father

The family of the Palestinian refugee Sa’id AlSheikh Khaled, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, appealed to the human rights institutions and the Palestinian Ambassador in Turkey to work on releasing Sa’id from Turkish jails and securing treatment for his four-year-old child Malak, whose health has taken a turn for the worse.

The family said they had reached Turkey following a mountainous journey. Medics in Antakia failed to treat Malak. The father decided to work at a Turkish restaurant to secure his child’s treatment fees. However, soon after, the Turkish police detained him following a quarrel that flared up at the restaurant. His detention occurred after police found out that he does not hold a “kimlik” visa card.

Prior to his detention, Sa’id kept appealing to the human rights institutions nationwide and overseas to work on providing his child with medical therapy after her health condition deteriorated.

Malak, barely aged four, has been diagnosed with strange symptoms ever since she was six-month-old. Her family said the girl is unable to grasp what is going on around her, does not properly eat food, and can hardly stand on her feet.

“In order to feed her, we should grind the food, close her nose so as to help her chew it for she does not know what she exactly has to do”, her father said. “My daughter has grown up in the embattled Yarmouk Camp. Every now and then, doctors used to examine her. But nobody could identify what sort of disease she is exactly suffering from.”

Unofficial statistics indicate that 8,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Turkey, where they have been facing dire socio-economic conditions and denied access to the local labor market.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8011

The family of the Palestinian refugee Sa’id AlSheikh Khaled, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, appealed to the human rights institutions and the Palestinian Ambassador in Turkey to work on releasing Sa’id from Turkish jails and securing treatment for his four-year-old child Malak, whose health has taken a turn for the worse.

The family said they had reached Turkey following a mountainous journey. Medics in Antakia failed to treat Malak. The father decided to work at a Turkish restaurant to secure his child’s treatment fees. However, soon after, the Turkish police detained him following a quarrel that flared up at the restaurant. His detention occurred after police found out that he does not hold a “kimlik” visa card.

Prior to his detention, Sa’id kept appealing to the human rights institutions nationwide and overseas to work on providing his child with medical therapy after her health condition deteriorated.

Malak, barely aged four, has been diagnosed with strange symptoms ever since she was six-month-old. Her family said the girl is unable to grasp what is going on around her, does not properly eat food, and can hardly stand on her feet.

“In order to feed her, we should grind the food, close her nose so as to help her chew it for she does not know what she exactly has to do”, her father said. “My daughter has grown up in the embattled Yarmouk Camp. Every now and then, doctors used to examine her. But nobody could identify what sort of disease she is exactly suffering from.”

Unofficial statistics indicate that 8,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Turkey, where they have been facing dire socio-economic conditions and denied access to the local labor market.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8011