The local council in the town of al-Tih in southern rural Idlib issued an appeal for humanitarian organizations urging them to provide aid for people of the town who fled the Assad regime’s shelling.
Speaking to Smart News Network, Head of the local council Moussa Sultan called upon the humanitarian organizations to go to the farmlands surrounding the town to help the displaced people “who are in dire need for basic necessities amid harsh winter coditions.”
Director of the relief office in the council Mohammed Al-Ayoub said that nearly 80 percent of the population fled the town to relatively safer areas. He noted that the IDPs are in urgent need for tents, heating fuel, and health services, especially after the suspension of all humanitarian services in the village as a result of the shelling.
In a statement, the Emergency Response Coordinators in Northern Syria said that some 7,000 families had been displaced from the towns and villages of Jarjanaz, Al-Tih, Um Jalal, Umm Khalakhil, Farajah, Sahal as a result of the shelling.
The Syrian Coalition earlier condemned the shelling, stressing that all parties to the international community have a responsibility to implement the Idlib agreement and push the political track forward. It added that attempts to sabotage the Idlib agreement “are like playing with fire.”
The Coalition stressed that all parties to the Idlib agreement have a responsibility to implement it to prevent a humanitarian disaster. This requires the international community to ratchet up pressure on the Assad regime and its allies and reinvigorate the UN-led Geneva process in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)