For the 2nd consecutive week, civilians in the city of Aleppo have been without fuel to heat their homes during these frigid winter months due to a shortage inside the city. As a result, civilians have been forced to seek shelter at nearby mosques and churches in order to have access to running water and electricity that most neighborhoods in Aleppo are currently deprived of due to Syrian rebels destroying power grids and their control of the water supply to the city.
Earlier today, a 3 month old baby girl was discovered unresponsive due to hypothermia – doctors were unfortunately unable to revitalize her health and she was declared dead moments later. The child, Maya Ahmad Faham of Aleppo, becomes the first victim in Syria to die from hypothermia due to the extremely cold weather this year.
Sadly, more than one Syrian perished in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan as a result of this weather – at least 6 refugees were confirmed dead due to their hypothermic state in the latter 2 countries. One of the victims was identified as a 6 year old boy named Majd Badawi, who was believed to have passed away in a refugee camp at the ‘Arsal District in east Lebanon.