The Impact of the Deadly Earthquake on Refugee Camps in Syria

The world is mourning for the devastating earthquake which killed more than 3,500 in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Darkush, we must take time to appreciate the incredible efforts of medical personnel in the field. Dr. Osama Sallom, a member of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) works at the Bab Al Hawa Hospital, that has seen more than 400 casualties and reported over 50 deaths. Over the years, the humanitarian crisis in Syria persists. The number of deaths and casualties resulted from the natural disaster been a burden for residents of the country. We’re awestruck by the Dr. Sallom as well as all health professionals who have tried to aid those wounded in the tragedy.

1. What number of deaths and casualties have been reported to Bab Al Hawa Hospital in Darkush?

Tragic reminders of the suffering suffered by the displaced inhabitants of the area for many years The announcement of the devastating earthquake in the city of Darkush (northwest part of Syria) has been the result of the devastating announcement of the disaster. As per reports, the earthquake, measuring 5.1 in Richter’s scale was a major cause of destruction and damages. In the Bab Al Hawa Hospital, situated in Darkush in the province of Darkush, was reported to have suffered the brunt of the devastation, with fatalities and casualties reported within the facility. Reports indicate that there 29 casualties in the Bab Al Hawa Hospital, including at least eight deaths.

2. How large was this earthquake, which killed the entire area?

This earthquake, registered at 6.2 Richter scale, struck Syria’s region. It was a significant magnitude. The event had catastrophic effects, causing hard living conditions faced by those who are displaced due to the ongoing civil war. A situation like this has the potential for immense destruction. initial reports from the area indicate that it did exactly that. It is anticipated that the extent of the damage will become clear in the days ahead as more details regarding the incident becomes available. As of now, there is a need urgently to provide humanitarian assistance and aid for the affected region as people in need are left to face the consequences of a significant seismic event.

3. What will happen to human crisis that is raging in Syria should the earthquake strike?

The recent deadly earthquake in Syria is only adding to the already dire humanitarian crisis in the region. For years now, Syrians have been subjected to war, displacement and pain. The earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale and causing massive damage in the north-west, has further increased the suffering of the people who were affected by displacement. There is a Turkish Red Crescent, along together with various aid groups has sent teams to aid and assist the regions affected after the earthquake. The quake is likely to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Syria because of the huge magnitude of displacement as well as the lack of funds to help the most in require.

4. What number of patients has Dr. Osama Salama, from the Syrian American Medical Society(SAMS) been treating following the tsunami?

Dr. Osama Sallom from SAMS, Dr. Osama’s Sallom. Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and has been seeing an alarming amount of patients after the earthquake. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, the amount of Syrians displaced from their homes is steadily rising. However, the recent earthquake it has only made the situation worse since more Syrians have been forced to leave their home. In the aftermath, Dr. Sallom has noticed an exponential rise in the amount of patients he’s seen following the disaster. Reports claim that Dr Sallom saw over 1000 patients in the aftermath of the disaster. It is likely that this number will increase as the crisis continues.

A Quick Review

It’s devastating to witness the destruction that has been caused by the Syrian earthquake. There is no doubt that many struggle to access medications, medical care and electricity they require. It’s encouraging to observe the strength and determination of health care workers working in the face of dangerous and unpredictability. We should do all that we can to assist these people and make sure their stories are heard by those who are in charge to ensure that real change can be achieved and lives be saved.

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