How northeast Syria faces Corona virus?
Within the framework of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Corona virus in the regions of northern and eastern Syria, the Autonomous Administration has taken a number of decisions, such as closing schools and official departments, and imposing curfews in all regions.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is reliant on its own meagre resources and aid routed via the Assad government, little of which ever arrives to the north-east.
Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left the autonomous region at extreme risk from coronavirus.
With the World Health Organization (WHO) refusing to support it directly, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) is reliant on its own meagre resources and aid routed via the Assad government, little of which ever arrives to the north-east.
A briefing report prepared by the Rojava Information Center (RIC) gives a quick overview of the looming coronavirus crisis in NES, before providing in-depth info on: the severing of UN aid to to NES; NES’ inability to test for coronavirus; lack of WHO assistance; Turkey’s severing of water flow into NES; and the situation in camps and prisons.
Kurdish Red Crescent takes several measures to avoid WashoKani camp from Cov
The Kurdish Red Crescent in WashoKani camp has taken a number of precautionary measures to prevent the Corona virus, and appealed to humanitarian and international organizations in cooperation with the Health Body and the Kurdish Red Crescent to secure equipment and medicines.
In WashoKani camp in al-Hasakah canton, the Kurdish Red Crescent has taken a number of precautionary precautions in cooperation and coordination with the camp administration and the Health Body, and the procedures included, according to Jihan Amer, the administrator in the Kurdish Red Crescent in WashoKani camp, the sterilization of all camp facilities, in addition to the sterilization of the main streets.
“There is a mobile room in front of the main entrance to the camp, and when anyone enters its temperature, it is checked by professionals, in addition to canceling visits to and from the camp, while education groups continue to work within the camp to educate families about the dangers of the virus and ways to prevent,” Jihan added.
The temperature of any person entering the camp clinic is examined, taking into account the leaving of a distance between the auditor’s seating for the dispensary, and ten tents have been allocated as quarantine centers outside the camp.
Jihan Amer called on humanitarian and international organizations, in cooperation with the Kurdish Health and Red Crescent Authority, to secure equipment and medicines, and called on camp residents to adhere to the home quarantine in order to protect themselves from the virus.