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Twelve murders in Syrian refugee camp since the beginning of the year

According to the UN, twelve people have been murdered in a refugee camp in northeast Syria since the beginning of the year. The two responsible UN emergency aid coordinators, Imran Riza and Muhannad Hadi, were seriously concerned about the increasingly poor security situation in the Al-Hol camp, they announced on Thursday evening. The victims are Syrians and Iraqis, including an Iraqi woman. Another person was seriously injured in an attack.

Al-Hol camp is located in a region controlled by Syria's Kurds. According to the UN, it is the largest refugee camp in the civil war country with more than 60,000 people. More than 80 percent of the residents are women and children. Aid organizations have long complained of inhumane conditions in the completely overcrowded camp.

Thousands of supporters or former supporters of the terrorist militia "Islamic State" (IS) also live there, including citizens of European countries.

The UN emergency aid coordinators said the recent surge in violence is jeopardizing emergency humanitarian aid for the camp. The United Nations reported last year that several young children had died there. Reasons were complications from malnutrition, diarrhea or internal bleeding.

Source: Kleine Zeitung
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