Amid prevention measures, women in Washokani camp appeal for aid

The displaced women from Washokani camp in Hasakah canton take precautionary measures to prevent Corona virus, but the lack of medical and food services in the absence of the role of the organizations increases their concerns, and they demanded that they be provided with assistance.

After the spread of the deadly Corona epidemic around the world, the Autonomous Administration of northern and eastern Syria has made enormous efforts to prevent the emergence of the virus in the region by taking precautionary measures to prevent it.

As concerns grow in the camps for the displaced, as the camps in northeastern Syria suffer from a shortage of food and health services, in addition to the absence of the role of international and humanitarian organizations.

Washokani camp in Hasakah canton is one of the camps that suffer from a lack of services and where the Kurdish Red Crescent only provides.

Amid a lack of services and medical capabilities, how do women residing in Washokani camp take their preventive measures against the Corona virus, and what are their requirements?

Our ANHA agency monitored the opinions of women living in the camp.

The displaced woman Leila Farhan, said, "After the decision to ban curfews in Washokani camp, we followed the procedures, and do not make visits to prevent the virus, but my husband is forced to go out to work to secure our needs."

For her part, Jalila Hassan said, "As far as possible we take measures and protect ourselves, but there is a shortage, and the reason is that the bathrooms in the camp are not fully and systematically ready."

In turn, the displaced woman, Amina Ibrahim Al-Ahmad, from the village of Lailan, located in Serekaniye, explained: "I care a lot about the hygiene of my children when they leave the tent, and I sterilize their hands before and after eating, as the Autonomous Administration’s committees have distributed detergents and cleaners to us."

On the conditions of the camp, our agency met with co-chair of Washokani camp, Stera Rashk, and said: "As a precautionary measure to prevent corona virus, we have taken several steps, including preventing visits to and from the camp, and preventing gatherings except for some exceptions."

She added: "Also, the camp administration, in coordination with some local organizations, distributed sterilizers and detergents to the residents, in addition to distributing food.

Stera has shown that so far there have been no cases of coronavirus in the camp.

She noted that several humanitarian and international organizations have pledged to help Washokani camp, but so far we have not received support and assistance from them.

Stera Rashk called on humanitarian and international organizations to lend a helping hand to Washokani camp because it is in dire need to medicines, sterilizers, and masks.



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