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Refugee camps without water facilities are a great place to grow coronavirus

Refugee camps without water facilities are a great place to grow coronavirus


Refugee camps without water facilities are a great place to grow coronavirus

April 7, 2020

 

Millions of refugees and others in war-torn areas around the world are exposed to the widespread COVID-19 disease without the ability to wash their hands or reduce social distance. According to the New York Times, refugee camps across Africa, the Middle East and Asia are full of vulnerable and malnourished people. Due to the lack of soap, water and food, crowded camps are suitable for breeding viruses.

Doctors say patients have died in Syrian and Bangladeshi refugee camps with COVID-19 symptoms, but no tests are available. According to Al Jazeera, about one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where there are no masks or disinfectants, are at risk of infection.

In Syria under Turkish occupation, the Jerusalem Post reports that far-right extremist militias are pouring water on 400,000 people, including tens of thousands of children, while Kurds and other minorities are quarantined due to the epidemic. They are cut off. Some water is imported into Syria by trucks, but as the social gap diminishes, it is increasingly leading to the spread of the virus.

At a virtual press conference last week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the most vulnerable (women and children, people with disabilities, marginalized and displaced) pay the highest price. He added that people involved in war zones are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others.