The Al Hol camp in northeast Syria is once again of the brink of a humanitarian crisis. In just 4 months between December 2018 and March 2019, 64,000 people arrived here in search of shelter. The camp’s inhabitants previously numbered only 9,000.
This sudden increase triggered a crisis situation - both medical and humanitarian. The situation was dramatic and it was the living conditions of the camp itself - inadequate drinking water and sanitation services.