Bathing is a “luxury”!

Here in the northwestern Syrian, makeshift camps are lined up amid the fields or on the hillsides where you have to forget about the protective measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) against the new coronavirus.

That is because the least of these measures is to wash one’s hands frequently and to maintain social distancing, which is impossible to implement in these white or blue tents in which more than 1 million refugees live.

In most cases, around 13 persons live inside one tent and without any water supply. 

If washing one’s hands frequently is highly recommended, these families we have met consider bathing a sort of ‘luxury’ and a very demanding task. 

But why?

Here is our detailed answer:

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