An appeal to provide cholera vaccine to northwestern Syria
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced that 100 people have died as a result of cholera in Syria, since the outbreak of the disease was announced last August, and since last September, 20 people have died of cholera in northwestern Syria. More than 14,000 cases were recorded in Idlib, in addition to 11,000 cases in Aleppo.
The two organisations talked about the increase in the number of cases in the northwestern regions of Syria outside the control of the Assad regime, especially in the camps, where the infection rate reached 26%, and the number of suspected cases reached 6,900 cases.
Response coordinators said that the region is still awaiting the supply of cholera vaccines, while millions of doses have been delivered to regime areas and areas controlled by Kurdish militias in the north-east of the country.
While the World Health Organisation agreed last December to provide northwestern Syria with cholera vaccines, but a month after the approval, nothing arrived in light of the worsening tragic conditions, which suggests a clear bias on the part of international organisations against the most vulnerable Syrian displaced, exposed for diseases and epidemics.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee calls on international bodies for justice and fairness in the treatment of the people of northwestern Syria and to provide the provision of vaccines and necessary medicines for them, especially the cholera vaccine, without delay or politicisation of the most urgent humanitarian issues
Syrian Human Rights Committee