Heyva Sor says embargo imposed on Shehba puts health of refugees in danger

The harsh embargo imposed on Shehba also negatively affects the health work in the camps. It has become difficult to supply medicine in Heyva Sor a Kurd centers.

After the residents of Afrin canton migrated to Shehba canton, the local administration set up 5 camps. One of these is the Berxwedan Camp, located in Fafin. A center was opened by Heyva Sor a Kurd, to provide health services in the camp.

More than 750 families live in the Berxwedan camp, where only Heyva Sor a Kurd provides health services for the residents. Two internal medicine and heart disease doctors work in the center, examining and treating patients.

As a result of the heavy embargo imposed by the Damascus government for 9 months, the health and medical condition of the canton has also deteriorated. Before the embargo was tightened, Heyva Sor a Kurd helped the residents of the region in every way, especially in the supply of medicine and particularly medicine for serious diseases.

Berxwedan Camp Heyva Sor a Kurd director, Heyder Reşid, told ANHA that they paid a lot of money for the supply of medicines before the embargo was tightened, and added: "However, we have not been able to bring medicine to the canton for 9 months. We can no longer give the necessary medicine to patients. The embargo is affecting our work very negatively."

Drawing attention to the approaching summer season, Heyder Reşid said: "There are about 750 families in the camps. As we know, the temperature inside the tents is very high. Residents, especially children, are adversely affected by the high temperatures."

Regarding the center's supply of medicines for serious diseases, Reşid said: "Before, we were providing monthly medicines to all patients with serious diseases such as heart, blood pressure and kidney failure. But now we do not have those medicines. They cannot even be supplied in pharmacies. If the Damascus government continues this embargo, we risk a humanitarian crisis."

Reşid called for the lifting of the siege against the Afrin refugees and the residents of Shehba canton, and the provision of medicines and medical supplies to the region.