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Syrian activist alleges UN gave Rakban camp refugee children expired sweets

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A Syrian activist and freelance journalist alleged that the United Nations gave children from the Rakban refugee camp expired sweets that caused cases of poisoning.

The allegation was made on Wednesday when Asaad Hanna tweeted a photo of what looked like a nutritional bar although the expiration date was not clearly marked or seen in the photograph.

Al Arabiya could not independently verify the claims made by Hanna.

The Rakban camp which sits on the Syrian-Jordanian border is home to more than 75,000 people, among the millions of Syrians who have fled their homes during the country’s five-year civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of others. The camp was targeted by bombings in the past two years.