Yazidi activists claim that the outbreak of cholera in Syria poses a serious threat to the Yazidi minority living in the camps

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An outbreak of cholera in several regions of Syria poses a serious threat to people in Syria and the region, the United Nations representative in the country said, calling for urgent measures to contain its spread.

Yazidi activists claim that cholera poses a threat and is primarily dangerous for Yazidi refugees who are in camps for refugees and displaced persons. In the camps, the situation is already terrible, there is no drinking water or sewage, the garbage dumps have not been removed from the camps for weeks. Humanitarian aid, cash allowances, kerosene and drinking water supplies have been cut.

It is believed that the outbreak in nearby areas is associated with irrigation of crops using polluted water and people drink unsafe water.

According to the World Health Organization, before the recent cholera outbreak, the water crisis led to an increase in diseases such as diarrhea, malnutrition and skin diseases in the region.

Richard Brennan, Regional Emergency Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region, said that WHO is appealing to donors to increase funding, as the organization is already dealing with a number of cholera outbreaks in the region, including in Pakistan, where floods exacerbated a pre-existing outbreak.

"We need to expand surveillance and testing capabilities… Efforts are underway to bring clean water to the most affected communities", he said.

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Yazidi activists claim that the outbreak of cholera in Syria poses a serious threat to the Yazidi minority living in the camps

2022/09/87899-1663180052.jpg
Read: 622     15:00     16 Сентябрь 2022    

An outbreak of cholera in several regions of Syria poses a serious threat to people in Syria and the region, the United Nations representative in the country said, calling for urgent measures to contain its spread.

Yazidi activists claim that cholera poses a threat and is primarily dangerous for Yazidi refugees who are in camps for refugees and displaced persons. In the camps, the situation is already terrible, there is no drinking water or sewage, the garbage dumps have not been removed from the camps for weeks. Humanitarian aid, cash allowances, kerosene and drinking water supplies have been cut.

It is believed that the outbreak in nearby areas is associated with irrigation of crops using polluted water and people drink unsafe water.

According to the World Health Organization, before the recent cholera outbreak, the water crisis led to an increase in diseases such as diarrhea, malnutrition and skin diseases in the region.

Richard Brennan, Regional Emergency Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region, said that WHO is appealing to donors to increase funding, as the organization is already dealing with a number of cholera outbreaks in the region, including in Pakistan, where floods exacerbated a pre-existing outbreak.

"We need to expand surveillance and testing capabilities… Efforts are underway to bring clean water to the most affected communities", he said.

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