The Syria Response Coordinators Team has called on humanitarian organizations operating in the liberated areas to expand their operations in light of the inability of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to secure basic supplies due to high prices.
The team stated that the lives of children and women in the camps are still tragic, especially in light of the low temperatures and increasing cold and frost waves that threaten their lives.
Most IDPs live in camps that lack heating, coupled with old tents and the destruction these tents suffered due to various weather factors. The team warned that many children and elderly people in the camps will catch colds and develop chest and skin symptoms, and that death cases may occur among the displaced as a result of hypothermia, especially children.
Many IDPs are unable to return to their areas of origin due to destruction of their homes by the Assad regime and Russia forces, in addition to lack of basic infrastructure and services and the instability of the security situation.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) has called for meeting the needs of IDPs and camp residents, especially after the drop in temperatures and the exacerbation of difficult humanitarian conditions. It stressed the need for humanitarian organizations to prioritize supporting these groups who are most in need of the Syrian people.
The SOC expressed hope that humanitarian organizations would provide assistance to the camp residents by providing them with winter needs, heating materials, insulation equipment, and repairing sewage networks to face the winter and its bitter cold.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)