Introduction The cutaneous leishmania[1], or leishmaniasis, threatens the residents of al-Lataminah city, particularly the vulnerable children. Up to 600 leishmania cases were reported in al-Lataminah alone between October 2018 and February 10, 2019.  According to the medical office in the city, 300 cases a month have been recorded since people returned home, notably after announcing a buffer zone[2] and a relative lull in the city. Testimonies obtained by STJ said the accumulation of garbage and cracks in drainage pipes in al-Lataminah...
Preface Thousands of IDPs crowded makeshift camps in rural Ma`arat al-Nu`man, as they fled Damascus, Homs, Hama and Daraa as a result of military operations. All of the 13 camps residents there, continue to suffer and their life get tougher day after day, since they lack basic human needs such as safe water, medical care, and education, and the situation get worse as the winter approaches. According to STJ field researcher, 15, 000 people fled the eastern countryside of Hama to these camps as a result of the fighting between...
 Preface: Acute food poisoning killed a child and hit eight others in Mabrouka camp, west of Ras al-Ayn/ Sari Kani City, during May 2018. Several children with food poisoning were transferred to the only medical center in the Camp on May 22, 2018, only days after the distribution of food aid baskets to the residents, according to several eyewitnesses and testimonies obtained by STJ. Those baskets, which an International Relief Organization called "Handicap" distributed them to the residents of the camp, contained expired food cans, according to a private source from the...
Preface:  Thousands of internally displaced persons in al-Hawl Refugee Camp, east of Al-Hasakah city, face a risk of "typhoid fever", which is a fatal disease, after its noticeable spread within the camp. Nearly 24 camp resident dead of typhoid, mostly women and children, and 269 others showed symptoms during March 2018, according to several testimonies obtained by STJ. “Typhoid fever is a life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. It is usually spread through contaminated food or water. Symptoms include prolonged fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and...