Syria

Residents of SDF-Occupied Camp in Hasaka Protest at Death of Several Children

Displaced Syrian people sheltering in al-Hawl camp occupied by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Eastern Hasaka staged massive rallies over the death of tens of children.

Field sources from Hasaka province reported that the rallies were held on Saturday to protest at SDF’s incapability to supply the needs of the displaced community sheltered in the camp.

The camp populatoin are suffering lack of basic needs and commodities, hygiene and cold which have led to the death of at least 36 children so far, the locals said.

The United Nations said on Thursday that the cold had killed close to 30 children in two months among the civilians who have been fleeing the last terrorists pocket in Eastern Syria.

The World Health Organization said it was extremely concerned by the conditions for those who make it to Al-Hawl.

At least 29 children and newborns are reported to have died over the past eight weeks, mainly from hypothermia, while travelling to the camp or shortly after arrival, the WHO said in a statement.

It said about 23,000 people, mainly women and children fleeing hostilities in rural areas of neighboring Deir Ezzur, had reached the camp over that period.

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