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02 April 2019 In Coalition News

The Syrian Coalition called for the provision of urgent humanitarian relief to tens of thousands of IDPs who have been affected by the flash flooding that has swept across northern Syria over the past few days.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Coalition called for the urgent provision of food and fuel for heating as well as 2,000 tents to the IDPs in Syria’s north. It noted that the situation inside the IDPs camps is catastrophic after torrential rain flooded thousands of tents and makeshift shelters.

Despite the efforts of the institutions of the Syrian Interim Government, civil defense teams and local councils, there is still a need for urgent international relief aid.

The Coalition said it was closely following the relief operations for the IDP camps in Syria’s northern provinces which have been hit with torrential rain over the past few days.

The Syrian Interim Government, in cooperation with the local councils and civil defense teams and with the help of the local population, provided relief aid for a number of IDPs camps and evacuated a number of IDPs whose tents were damaged to safe areas.

The Coalition pointed out that the vast majority of those affected have not received any relief aid yet. Makeshift shelters need urgent relief aid, which requires the implementation of an immediate emergency plan to rescue tens of thousands of those affected.

There are now more than a thousand IDP camps inside Syria and hundreds of improvised housing mostly in Syria’s north and inhabited by people who were forcibly displaced from their areas. They suffer inadequate medical and educational services as well as shortages of heating, lighting equipment and plastic sheets. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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