» 10/09/2013, 00.00
SYRIA - TURKEY
Knights of Malta open a new Syrian refugee camp in Kilis
The area , in southeast Turkey, will hold thousands of refugees from Syria. On its opening day camp registers more than 4 thousand. Most of the refugees are in critical health due to cold, disease and injuries from bombings.
Kilis (AsiaNews) - The flow of
refugees from Syria is paralyzing the camps on the border with Turkey, where essential
goods, shelter and medicines are now lacking. Malteser
International, the Order of the Knights of Malta's organization for
humanitarian aid, has created a new camp for the reception of refugees near the
town of Kilis ( Southeastern Anatolia ). For
months thousands of people have been living in the region in makeshift shelters
and in its first day of opening the field registered more than 4 thousand
entrances. In the
coming days another 1000 refugees are expected to arrive. The
camp also has a clinic , where at the moment about 80 refugees have been admitted
in critical condition. There are mostly pregnant
women. Malteser International has been active in Syria, Turkey and Lebanon
since August 2012 . It currently
provides emergency aid for more than 30 thousand people .
Sandra Harlass , adviser to the
organization, said : "The people coming into the camp have spent many days
and nights on the run, sleeping in the open with nightly temperatures down to
six degrees, in poor hygiene conditions - this causes diarrhea, respiratory
infections and skin diseases. Some have injuries such as broken bones or wounds".
with the organization Turkish Blue Crescent, Malteser International has already
distributed a relief kits consisting of food rations and medicines to refugees,
especially suited to treat children . The
most serious cases are sent to the field hospital set up in the inner city of
Kilis , with 28 beds that supports the local polyclinic . In
the coming months the organization has plans to open two other mobile medical
stations , which serve the areas near the Turkish border , offering a refugees
to data from the UN agency for refugees (United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees , UNHCR) there are nearly 2 million refugees fleeing from Syria. At
least 1 million of these are children and more than 740 thousand are under 11
years of age. With
the arrival of winter, the situation is likely to worsen and the United Nations
estimate that , as early as next January, 50% the population still in Syria
will not be able to fend for itself .
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