Save the Children: Cholera in Syria also endangers education

According to Save the Children, the cholera outbreak in eastern and northern Syria is endangering the health and development of thousands of children. The concern is for sick children, but also for those whose relatives are infected and the family income is falling, said the interim country director of the children’s rights organization for Syria, Beat Rohr. In addition, the outbreak coincides with the start of school in Syria, so that education is also at risk.

Due to the drought caused by the climate crisis and the ongoing conflict in Syria, water is becoming increasingly scarce, Save the Children explained. Many systems and lines are damaged or destroyed. More and more Syrians have to use polluted water, for example from the Euphrates River. At least 24 people have already died, and several thousand suspected cases have been reported nationwide.