Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), local councils and many civil society organizations have sent an urgent call for response to help the internally displaced people and refugees in neighboring countries cope with the harsh weather conditions and freezing temperatures expected to hit the region.
Weather forecasters warned that a snowstorm is going to sweep the region in the coming days. The internally displaced and Syrian refugees are the most vulnerable, as it feared that the heavy rain and snow may uproot their tents and flood the camps and impede the delivery of relief aid.
ACU announced it is concerned about the repetition of the tragic events that occurred during the snowstorm that hit the region in the beginning of last month, when a number of children froze to death due to the severe cold and lack of means of heating.
“We appeal to the United Nations, its agencies and friendly countries to take urgent action to save the displaced Syrians living in camps in northern Syria, in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. Tents, blankets and winter clothing and means of heating are badly needed to alleviate their suffering and limit the damage that is expected to result from the snowstorm,” ACU said.
ACU also said it is ready to coordinate with any donating party willing to provide urgent assistance through its offices, stores, staff, and logistic capabilities. (Source: Syrian Coalition)