Member of the political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Naziha Akdeniz, has expressed concern about the dire living conditions of internally displaced people (IDP) in camps in northwestern Syria. She warned of potential tragic incidents with the onset of storms or the anticipated return of severe cold waves this winter.
Akdeniz highlighted the challenges faced by IDP camps, including a scarcity of heating tools, limited resources, and weak infrastructure within their communities. Recalling previous snowstorms that resulted in the deaths of numerous children, women, and the elderly due to freezing temperatures, lack of heating, insufficient response, and disrupted roads preventing humanitarian aid delivery, she stressed the urgent need for assistance.
She called for accelerated aid to the displaced people in northwestern Syria to help them cope with the harsh winter conditions. This includes providing fuel, heating supplies, and essential relief across all camps.
Akdeniz emphasized the recurring fear among displaced people of facing similar tragedies each year, asserting that a comprehensive solution lies in implementing UN resolutions on Syria and achieving a just political transition. This, she believes, would ensure the safe return of Syrians to their homes while preserving their dignity.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)