485 Die In Battered Refugee Camp In NE Syria In 2019

DAMASCUS, Nov 28 (NNN-SANA) – At least 485 people died, as a result of a tough humanitarian situation, in a refugee camp run by Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, a war monitor reported Wednesday.

These people are largely family members of Daesh militants, who sought refuge in the al-Hol camp, in the northeastern province of Hasakah, following the successive defeats of the militants by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, said the Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based watchdog group said, 426 of those dead were children under 18, most of whom were from foreign nationalities, such as Britain, Russian, Portuguese, and many other nationalities.

It said, the people in the camp are suffering a tough situation, with lack of medicine and proper food, calling it the “camp of death.”

Al-Hol is a camp that mushroomed earlier this year, to more than 74,000 refugees and displaced people, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.– NNN-SANA