"My son is suffering from chronic chest infections; I must always secure medication for him." With these words, Umm Ali appeals for medication for her son, after she left her village "Ghaybash" in the Hasakah countryside and resorted to the north of Tel Tamr, to escape ISIS.
Umm Ali's is far from a unique suffering in these villages. Most displaced people are suffering due to the lack of a medical center to offer them care; amid continuing clashes in Tel Tamr between ISIS and the Kurdish People Protection Units [YPG].
A cultural center in Ras Al-Ayn [Serê Kanîyê], has embarked on several campaigns for the voluntary distribution of medication and treatment in these villages; yet, according to one of the campaign's administrators, could not meet all that is needed.
The medical team contributing to the campaign has toured most of the villages around Tel Tamr and to the north, treating 500 medical conditions it came across in the area, and distributed medicine according to its availability. Yet "there is a need for fixed health center here, in the northern villages; that would be the solution," according to Dr. Sakhr Mohammed, a contributor to the campaign.
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