An aid group said that escalating bombardment and military operations by the Assad regime and its Russian ally in southeastern rural Idlib have so far forced 51,000 households from their homes.
The Emergency Response Coordinators Team said that more than 17 IDP camps housing at least 2,133 households were affected by the torrential rain that swept the region for the fourth time in recent weeks.
The Team pointed out that it had counted 51,259 households, or 283,462 people, who were displaced from their homes in southeastern rural Idlib in the period between November 1 and December 30.
The Team called on humanitarian organizations and partners to urgently respond to the needs of the IDP who are suffering dire living conditions.
Moreover, the Team called on the UN envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen to make genuine efforts to stop attacks by the Assad regime and its allies. He stressed the need for swift, direct intervention by international bodies concerned with the Syrian issue to stop attacks on civilians in Idlib province.
In a report issued on December 26, the Team said that bombardment and shelling by the Assad regime and its allies displaced well over one million people in 2019. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)