Monday, 05 November 2018 21:55

Suspension of Aid Risks Critical Humanitarian Response for 1,100 Households in Tal al-Karama IDPs Camp North of Idlib

Activists in northern rural Idlib said that some 1,100 internally displaced households in the Tal al-Karama IDPs camp near the town of Sarmada could hardly afford bread whose prices skyrocketed after a major aid group stopped its support for the camp nearly a month and a half ago.

Residents in the IDPs camp issued an appeal to humanitarian officials in the region to take action and provide assistance to the households living in the camp.

Dozens of households cannot afford buying bread as they do not have any source of income, which further exacerbates their suffering especially with the onset of winter.

The majority of households living in al-Karama IDPs camp came from towns and villages in eastern and northeastern rural Hama as well as the town of Sinjar and southern rural Aleppo. They fled their homes nearly a year ago when the Assad regime forces launched on offensive to capture the area. They are now living in tragic humanitarian conditions.

Built along the Syrian-Turkish border in 2013, Al-Karama IDPs camp is the second largest gathering of camps in northern Syria as it is composed of a cluster of around 64 camps. Around 53,000 people live in each of those camps amid lack of essential services such as education and health. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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