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Health Ministry Delegation Shows Up in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Published : 22-11-2019

Health Ministry Delegation Shows Up in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

A delegation of the health directorate in Aleppo paid a visit to Handarat camp in order to inspect the progress of healthcare services in the area and follow up on Leishmania-stricken cases. Leishmania is a mosquito-borne disease mainly found in areas associated with poor waste disposal.

Palestinian refugees in Handarat camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. The majority of families have been taking shelter in buildings rented at extremely steep costs in the poverty-stricken area. A severe water and power crisis also continues to rock the camp.

Heavy shelling on Handarat and bloody shootouts between the government forces and the opposition outfits led to the destruction of over 90% of buildings in the camp. The confrontations culminated in the government’s takeover of the camp along with other zones in Aleppo and the displacement of its residents on April 27, 2013.

Handarat Camp (also called Ein AlTal Camp) is located to the northeast of Aleppo’s Hill, overseeing the Turkey-bound traffic lanes. It stands on a rocky hill and is situated some 13 kilometers away from the city center.

According to data by the General Authority of Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria, some 8,000 Palestinian refugees used to take shelter in Handarat Camp. Only 200 displaced families returned to the camp following the heavy onslaughts launched by the Syrian government battalions.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9382

A delegation of the health directorate in Aleppo paid a visit to Handarat camp in order to inspect the progress of healthcare services in the area and follow up on Leishmania-stricken cases. Leishmania is a mosquito-borne disease mainly found in areas associated with poor waste disposal.

Palestinian refugees in Handarat camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. The majority of families have been taking shelter in buildings rented at extremely steep costs in the poverty-stricken area. A severe water and power crisis also continues to rock the camp.

Heavy shelling on Handarat and bloody shootouts between the government forces and the opposition outfits led to the destruction of over 90% of buildings in the camp. The confrontations culminated in the government’s takeover of the camp along with other zones in Aleppo and the displacement of its residents on April 27, 2013.

Handarat Camp (also called Ein AlTal Camp) is located to the northeast of Aleppo’s Hill, overseeing the Turkey-bound traffic lanes. It stands on a rocky hill and is situated some 13 kilometers away from the city center.

According to data by the General Authority of Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria, some 8,000 Palestinian refugees used to take shelter in Handarat Camp. Only 200 displaced families returned to the camp following the heavy onslaughts launched by the Syrian government battalions.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9382