The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says at least eight internally displaced Syrian children have lost their lives because of freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care at a refugee camp in southwestern Syria over the past few weeks.
The UN children's agency said on Tuesday that the minors died as a result of cold and harsh living conditions at the desolate Rukban refugee camp near Syria's border with Jordan.
Seven more children were during displacement from the Daesh-held Hajin town in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
The top UN official noted that the cold in the isolated desert camp was increasing infant mortality.
On Saturday, a Syrian mother has attempted to torch herself and her children to death in Rukban camp after she failed to find food for her family for three straight days.