Syria: Palestinian Refugees’ Water Contaminated with Disease

10 May
5:58 AM

The Working Group for the Palestinians of Syria has confirmed a spread of serious diseases among Palestinian refugees in the southern region of Damascus.

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the group said in a press release, Monday, that the diseases spread in the areas of Yilda, Babila, Beit Sahem, and affected children in particular; there were cases of acute diarrhea, enteritis, and other diseases.

It reported that, with the high temperatures of summer, diseases and epidemics spread widely between civilians and hundreds of Palestinians in Yarmouk camp because of drinking water wells and contaminated water which does not meet the specifications of health.

It is also noteworthy that the Syrian regime continues to cut water from Yarmouk camp and its surroundings, in addition to blockage of springs which feed the capital and its surrounding areas, due to bombing.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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