Syrian refugees struggle against cold

Syrian refugees said the camp tents were not suitable for winter conditions.

Syrian refugees struggle against cold

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian refugees struggle to survive the cold weather and bleak camp conditions at Arbat refugee camp in the Sulaymaniyah province in the Kurdish regional administration in the north of Iraq.

Refugees reportedly face extreme need for doctors and medical supplies.

The Arbat camp hosts around 2,000 Syrian refugees and most of their basic needs, such as food and clothes, are met by the Iraqi Kurdish people.

Refugees, who are able to find job and cheap shelter, migrate to cities, while the number of refugees working and living in Sulaymaniyah exceeds 20,000. Those without employment and shelter in city centers struggle against winter conditions in camps.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Muhammed Yusuf, a Syrian refugee, said they are in need of gynecologists and medical materials, stressing that it would benefit the women in the camp if the administration permits Syrian doctors to work there.

Muhammed Ahmed, another refugee, said the camp's tents were not suitable for winter conditions and occasionally caught fire, against which camp residents stood guard.

Refugees at Arbat camp also ask the administration's officials to transfer them to the Behirke camp near Irbil.

Last Mod: 25 Aralık 2013, 15:17
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