Red Cross warns of crisis in al-Hol camp due to refugees' increasing

The International Red Cross said that the services at al-Hol camp in north-east of Syria were "on the verge of collapse" because of the increasing number of the displaced people and IS' families who have recently arrived it, confirming that those are sick and wounded.

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The Associated Press quoted from the United Nations' Red Cross saying, "The services in al-Hol camp in north-east of Syria were "on the verge of collapse" because of the increasing number of the civilians, wives and children of the terrorists who had left the last encircled pocket of the extremist group."

"The camp's population has risen from 34,000 in early December to 45,000 now," said Robert Mardini from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in New York.

"There are several thousand women and children who are arriving on a daily basis and there is no end expected."

According to Mardini, "Those who leave the pocket of IS are "sick, wounded and tired."

Mardini described this issue as "one of the most complex issues, not only from the humanitarian point of view, but also from whether the states would receive their citizens or not."

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