The Syrian Civil Defense teams continue their search and rescue operations in northern Syrian after torrential rain swept dozens of IDPs camps in Idlib and Aleppo provinces in the past few days. Activists launched a media campaign to draw attention to the plight of IDPs in the area, posting photos and videos under the hashtag ‘IDPs camps in northern Syrian are being flooded.’
The Civil Defense said that its rescue teams managed to evacuate around 90 households from the flooded IDPs camps. It also issued appeals for urgent assistance to residents of the camps who fled the brutality of the Assad regime only to find themselves amidst flooding and constant displacement.
Muaret al-Nouman Media Center said that well over 6,500 households were affected by the flash flooding that hit the IDPs camps in rural Idlib on December 25.
Local activists pointed out that about 8,000 tents in northern Syria, especially in rural Aleppo and Idlib on the Syrian-Turkish border, were affected by the torrential rain that hit the area.
On Tuesday, residents of these camps issued an appeal to local and international aid organizations asking for urgent aid for thousands of children who have been left without shelter, heating equipment, or even blankets.
The Syrian Coalition earlier issued an urgent appeal to the United Nations and international relief organizations to relieve thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in camps in northern Syrian, especially as many of them are children and sick.
Idlib province and northern rural Aleppo are the only destination for the internally displaced people and those who were forcibly displaced by the Assad regime. According to Emergency Response Coordinators in Northern Syrian, the region contains nearly 1,039 camps, including 133 unofficial ones. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)