The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the damage of tens of camps in northwestern Syria, as the storm and heavy rains continue this evening.
The rain has flooded some tents and roads inside and outside of the camps north of Ma’arrat Mesrin and near the border with the Iskenderun; near the administrative border with Aleppo province until the western countryside of Idlib, and some roads were closed which prevented food and supplies from reaching the camps.
Also, tens of families that have been living in these camps have been displaced because of the bad weather conditions that the area has been witnessing since midnight of Thursday -Friday until now.
Syrian Observatory sources have reported that a severe windstorm has struck Idlib province since the early hours of Friday morning, uprooting and destroying a large number of tents in refugee camps in Idlib countryside. Many tents were blown away in Jabal Al-Duwaylah in Kafr Takharim and other camps in the north and west of Idlib. The recent windstorm helped in worsening the inhumane situation of people who have been forced to displace fleeing the Russian and regime brutality.
Since January 15, the start date of the recent military escalation by Russian-led regime forces and allies, SOHR activists have documented the displacement of more than 1,200,000 persons who have been forced to flee their areas in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama.
The original residents of areas captured recently by the regime are living now in the open, while others just manage to get hold of primitive tents or uninhabitable places in areas on the border with Iskenderun region and Turkish-held areas in the north and north-western countryside of Aleppo like Azaz, Al-Bab, Jarabulus and Afrin.