UN: 84 die while fleeing Daesh in Syria


Saturday 2 March 2019 | 0:58 AM Damascus Time

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  • UN: 84 die while fleeing Daesh in Syria

    Baladi News

    At least 84 people fleeing Daesh-held areas in Syria’s Deir Ezzor have died since last December either en route or shortly after arriving at the al-Hol camp, according to a UN official on Friday.

    “The UN in Syria remains gravely concerned about the plight of thousands of civilians fleeing the last [Daesh]-held areas of Al-Baghouz in rural Deir-Ezzor governorate after intense hostilities in the area,” Jens Laerke, spokesman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told reporters in Geneva.

    Laerke said “175 children have been hospitalized due to medical complications from severe acute malnutrition,” citing reports from UN agencies and aid groups.

    Some 13,000 people, 90 percent women and children, have arrived at the al-Hol camp in Al Hassakeh Governorate in the last week alone, he said, adding that many are “exhausted, hungry and sick.

    Source: Anadolu Agency.

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