Al Hol camp, Syria | 10 August 2020 | Save the Children
"Sadly, there will be more cases. We need to act quickly to limit the outbreak while minimizing the negative impact of control measures, such as closing education facilities.
"As many as 43,000 children will be impacted by an outbreak in the camp. We are concerned about stigmatisation, their weakened immune systems and how to make sure they get through the next few weeks without adding to their psychological distress.
“This is another stark reminder of the threats faced by innocent children in Al Hol camp. For the British children, our government can and must bring them to the UK where they will have the best chance of being safe and starting to recover from the horrors they have been through.
“We renew our calls for aid workers to be allowed full access to communities so we can do all we can control the spread of infection by providing remote education and distributing soap. We cannot afford the catastrophe of a large-scale outbreak in Al Hol."
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