Idlib is the last rebel stronghold in Syria and a province the Syrian army is determined to win back. As the attacks intensify, the UN estimates that over 700,000 civilians are fleeing the violence. With little land to spare for more camps, winter temperatures dipping to as low as minus seven at night and the Turkish authorities refusing to open the border to let them in, conditions are dire. Mark Cutts, UN Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, has said that the UN believe this to be one of the biggest displacements of this nine-year war.

Photo: Internally displaced Syrians ride on a vehicle near Idlib Credit: Reuters

Source: BBC