The United Nations expresses its concern about the situation of displaced people due to the bad weather in northern Syria

The United Nations expresses its concern about the situation of displaced people due to the bad weather in northern Syria

Jan 21 2021

ARK News… The United Nations confirmed that it is monitoring with concern the situation related to the storms sweeping the regions in northwestern Syria, which are considered the largest so far in the winter season, with thousands of affecting displaced people.

Heavy rains across western Aleppo and Idlib in northwestern Syria are reported to have caused damage to sites for internally displaced people. Tents have been damaged and roads leading to the camps have been blocked.

The UN News website quoted Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as saying that while the assessment of the damage continues, there are reports of more than 1,700 families in northwestern Syria affected by the floods, more than 200 tents destroyed and more than 1,400 tents damaged.

Dujarric said that humanitarian workers distributed winter aid to 2.3 million people across Syria. This includes essential cold-prevention aid, including sleeping bags, winter clothes, and heating fuel, as well as assistance in repairing and replacing tents.

However, he said, "There is still a gap of 32 million dollars in financing these basic materials."


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