President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, sent letters to King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, Qatar Fund for Development, Qatar Red Crescent Society, Emirates Red Crescent, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to urge aid for the IDP camps in northwestern Syria ahead of the winter season.
Al-Hariri pointed out that the suffering of residents of the IDP camps in northwestern Syria renews with the start of the winter season. He said that the region is home to about 1,160 IDP camps, of which 382 are unofficial and lack the minimum health and hygiene requirements. Nearly 1,5 million people have lived in these camps for years to flee the Assad regime’s brutality.
Moreover, Al-Hariri said that the suffering of the IDP has begun to worsen with the declining temperatures and the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in northwestern Syria.
Al-Hariri called for supporting the most vulnerable Syrians in these extremely dire conditions as he appealed for putting the needs of the IDP on the top list of priorities.
Al-Hariri also called for providing the IDP with winter needs, especially heating, insulation, and sanitation equipment to help the IDP cope with the harsh winter conditions. He said that winter has become a deep source of concern for the IDP in view of the unspeakable suffering they have gone through in recent years.
He expressed deep appreciation for the generous support these organizations have provide over the past few years and their immense efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)