65.000 children face fatal risk in Shehba
No humanitarian aid can reach the Shehba Canton, where people of Afrin have also settled, due to the embargo and siege by the invading Turkish state and their allied gangs.
The infrastructure and vital resources in the Shehba Canton, which also hosts the people of Afrin who migrated due to the genocidal attacks by the invading Turkish state and their allied gangs, are unable to handle the increased population due to previous bombings.
With the hundreds of thousands of people exiled from Afrin settled in the canton, the conditions have deteriorated further. Meanwhile, no humanitarian aid can reach the area due to the embargo and siege by the Turkish state and their allied gangs.
Access to medical services is almost impossible in the region, while it is children who suffer the worst as they can’t have their vital needs such as milk met.
Heyva Sor a Kurd Administrator Reşîd Îbiş said 64.850 children in the region are facing a fatal risk due to the inability to access healthcare and milk.
Îbiş said many mothers in the region, including the migrant women from Afrin, can’t breastfeed their children due to the psychological effects of the war, and that the infants are fed with packaged milk distributed by the canton.
Îbiş said there are 23.450 children aged 1 month to 1 year and added that all children received milk last month. There are 41.400 children in Shehba younger than 18 months old.
Îbiş said they are facing great difficulties when procuring the milk for the infants in the region and that the lack of milk is a threat to the children’s health.
Îbiş called on humanitarian organizations for urgent aid.