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Mass death of children, including newborns, recorded in a refugee camp in North-Eastern Syria. This was reported by the world health organization (who), Reuters reports.
According to her, over the last eight weeks in the camp, al-Hol came to about 23 thousand people who fled from clashes in the province of Deir ez-Zor. There is fighting between the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) and the opposition “Democratic forces of Syria” (DSS) — the Union of Kurdish and Arab groups supported by the USA.
As a result, the camp was dramatically overcrowded, and the situation in this critical. Now in al-Hole — 33 thousand people, mostly women and children. It is reported that due to the huge flow of refugees have a few days to spend the night under the open sky without tents, blankets and heating, despite the extremely cold winter: they simply do not have time to take and check.
Many of them also suffer from exhaustion and weakness after several years of hardship under the control of the IG and often several days journey. As a result, for almost two months in the camp have died at least 29 children, most from hypothermia.
Currently, the most depleted minor sent to hospitals in the province of al-Hasaka. The who indicate that access to the camp humanitarian convoys hampered by bureaucracy and restrictions associated with security. The organization called on to ensure unhindered access of aid to al-Khol.
Armed conflict in Syria began in 2011. It involves government forces, moderate opposition and various Islamist groups. Currently under control of terrorists of ISIS (an organization banned in Russia) have some of the desert regions to the South of the city of Deir ez-Zor.
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