A Children’s Crisis: Update on Al Hol camp and COVID-19 concerns

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Save the Children International

A COVID-19 crisis in Al Hol would be a children’s crisis. Children in the camp, many with already weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions as a result of living in desperate conditions during their formative years, may struggle to cope with this deadly virus. Suitable health services aren’t in place to adequately respond to children and their families. 

43 thousand children continue to need education, child protection, and psychosocial support and we cannot fail to adapt quickly in response to the necessary control measures.

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