The United Nations has issued a new warning about the situation in the camps for the displaced Syrians in the north of the country, stressing that more than 120 thousand refugees live in camps in northern Syria are struggling to survive due to the heavy rain and strong winds that have caused great damage to their camps.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs described the situation as catastrophic, pointing out that relief workers are making great efforts around the clock to reopen muddy and debris-laden roads to reach the victims of this cruel disaster.
The spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Jens Lerke, said that the torrential rains and strong winds damaged or destroyed at least 21,700 tents that were housing tens of thousands of people in about 300 sites, explaining that a child was killed and three people were injured on the least.
“Many people who were struggling to survive had their food stocks, household items, and other belongings washed away, and water sources contaminated. In some cases, young children, the elderly and pregnant mothers were most at risk as access to them was cut off in remote, muddy areas,” he added. The temperature drops below zero. “