Humanitarian Crisis: Seven-day-old Chimurdi dies of freezing cold, displacement issue on the rise





Syria Humanitarian Crisis: The Chimurdi's family had taken refuge in a camp set up for the displaced. However, Chimurdi succumbed to the cold and her family had no choice but to look at her body in despair.




A heartbreaking incident has come to light in which a seven-day-old Chimurdi died due to freezing temperatures. The incident took place in the rebel-held city of Idlib in Syria. The death of this Chimurdi has once again raised the issue of displaced persons.


The Chimurdi family had taken shelter in the camps set up for the displaced. However, Chimurdi succumbed to the cold and her family had no choice but to look at her body in despair.



Mohammed al-Hassan's seven-day-old daughter, Fatima, has died. 'When I took my daughter in my arms, she was cold as ice. We made some preparations to save ourselves in the cold days. But, the things that were needed could not reach us. We don't have any work in our hands so we feel short of money ', said Hassan expressing his frustration and grief.

Mohammad Hassan also rushed his daughter to the hospital but unfortunately the doctors did not succeed in saving her life. Mohammed's family was displaced from the southern city of Aleppo seven days ago and relocated to Idlib. The family took refuge in a tent.



According to doctors, Fatima was blue when she was taken to the hospital. Blood was coming out of her nose and mouth.

Many Syrians have taken refuge in Idlib, saving their lives in the war in Syria. These people, who had already lost their lives due to the war, now find it difficult to save their lives and the lives of their families even in the cold.


Chimurdi's death has been mourned by Save the Children, an international organization working for children. "This is a very sad death and such a death could have been prevented," the statement said.



Nearly 11 years have passed since the start of the war in Syria. Since the uprising began in 2011, nearly five lakh people have been killed and millions displaced.

Extreme cold has gripped northwestern Syria for the past two weeks. Nearly 4 million people have fled the area, fleeing the regime of Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria. Of these, about 1.7 million people have no housing or manual labor.




According to the United Nations, living in Idlib is now difficult for people. 97% of the population is living in poverty. If 80% of the people of Idlib are not provided with food every day, they will starve to death. The Turkish lira crisis has exacerbated the situation here. The international aid that has reached Idlib so far has also dwindled. Inflation has peaked in this area. The prices of food, medicine, fuel and other necessities have gone beyond the reach of the unemployed and the common man



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