Syria is “facing a new catastrophe” due to the rapid increase in coronavirus cases, which have multiplied by twenty in the past three months, World Vision warned Thursday, while urging the community to take urgent action to alleviate the health crisis.
The NGO released a report covering the first 100 days of its global response to the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting that “thousands of people are at significant risk as the COVID-19 cases in Syria, a country, are already in place increasing devastated by nearly ten years of war “.
“The COVID-19 threat is another devastating blow to children and their families in Syria who have already suffered great pain,” said Andrew Morley, President and CEO of Wold Vision International.
Official figures show the number of coronavirus cases has multiplied by twenty in the past three months, from 29 cases in May to more than 900 today. Morley has warned of these data, “could be the tip of the iceberg because of the Evidence is very scarce, “and for those living in internally displaced persons, more than six million people,” it may be impossible to socialize or gain access to clean water. “