President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet, sent letters to Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, General Manager of the Qatar Fund for Development Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Red Crescent Society Ibrahim Al-Malki, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths regarding the winter needs in the IDPs camps in northern Syria.
Al-Meslet pointed out that with the onset of the winter, the suffering is renewed in the IDPs camps in northern Syria. He said that the suffering is exacerbated with the surge of the Covid-19 cases among the IDPs who fear a catastrophe in their camps which lack the minimum health and humanitarian needs.
Al-Meslet called for helping the IDPs in northern Syria cope with the severe winter conditions by urgently providing them with fuel, heating and relief supplies.
Moreover, Al-Meslet pointed out that the winter season has become a major source of concern for the Syrian people in view of the frequent displacement that they are subjected to as part of the war of the regime and its allies against the Syrian people, especially after the start of the Russian aggression in 2015. The rain and snow storms that the region has seen in recent years caused various damages and left Syrian with tragic memories.
Al-Meslet attached a report prepared by the SOC’s Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) on winter needs in the IDPs camps in northern Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)