The Syrian Coalition 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 which have been hit by torrential rain in the past two days.
Local activists said that the heavy rain flooded IDPs camps across rural Aleppo and Idlib. They noted that the flash flooding forced the majority of residents of the camps, who were displaced by the Assad regime’s attacks from various parts of Syria, out of their flooded tents.
The situation in the region is rapidly worsening due to continued heavy rain, the activists said, adding that hundreds of households are now stranded in the open and waiting for assistance from civil defense teams and humanitarian relief organizations.
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.
The Coordinators called on humanitarian and relief organizations operating in northern Syria to send rescue and aid volunteers to IDPs camps extending from Bab al-Hawa to Ma’aret al-Nu’man which have been affected by the flooding. They noted that hundreds of tents were flooded while the heavy rain restricted the people’s ability to reach surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Civil Defense announced it was mobilizing its volunteers across the liberated areas in northern Syria in response to “humanitarian appeals from our people in the IDPs camps and to address the tragic situation resulting from the heavy rain and flash flooding.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)