Turkey disinfects 200 Syrian refugee camps as winter approaches and health becomes at risk

Over 200 refugee camps along the border with Syria have been disinfected against possible outbreak of diseases, Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation official told Anadolu Agency Saturday.

Turkey is the largest host country of registered refugees with over 3 million Syrian refugees.

The foundation disinfected a total of 212 camps hosting Syrians.

Selim Tosun said the foundation had launched the campaign keeping in mind that winter was approaching.

“The civilians living in tents and small camps are frequently subject to epidemics due to unhealthy conditions, unfortunately.

Our healthcare team is working and provides camps with health services.”

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.

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Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed and in excess of 10 million displaced, according to the UN.

Muslim Council of Hong Kong in partnership with Green Lane Masjid’s Task Force Team and Human Appeal are fundraising to support 100 Syrian Orphans living in these Turkish camps.

We aim to help the Orphans with one full year of food aid, clothes, medicine, educational and psychological support.

Pleade click here to sponsor one Orphan for just £300 (HK$3,000).

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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