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Reference : V-P-SY-E-00873
Date : 05/2019
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : North East Syria, Al Hassakeh Governorate, Al Hol camp for internally displaced persons. This woman came, with her six-month-old son, to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Mobile Health Unit.
Photographer : YOUSEF, Ali
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : "What I fear the most is when I see my family sick and I am not able to do anything. One week ago my son was sick for two days, I could not do anything but watch him suffer", she tells. "The healthcare services in the camp can't cover all the medical needs of the people. Before coming to the camp, my husband had an injury which left him crippled. I am trying hard to get good treatment for him but so far I haven't be able to find any solution for him, even outside the camp".
Since the beginning of March, Mobile Primary Health Care and First Aid services are being provided to Al-Hol camp residents by the SARC, supported by the ICRC. Since the start of these services, thousands of people have queued to be seen by the health team. By mid May, the SARC Mobile Health Unit has provided more than 10,000 primary health care consultations and seen more than 2,000 first aid cases. 64% of the cases concerns children under four years old. The situation in Al-Hol camp is overwhelming and dire. The medical needs remains huge, including mother and child attention, surgery, mental health and physical rehabilitation. A particular concern is the large number of weapon-wounded patients who have limited access to surgical and post-surgical care.
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Orientation : landscape
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