المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Humanitarian tragedy | Nearly 40 tents burned down and more than 100 families flee from Deir Hassan camp, north of Idlib

SOHR sources have reported that nearly 40 tents were burned down today in al-Baraka camp in Deir Hassan area in Idlib countryside. No casualties have been reported.

Meanwhile, more than 100 families have fled for fear of spreading of fire to nearby tents.

Camp residents are living in tragic situations with the absence of humanitarian organizations’ role, in addition to widespread poverty and high unemployment, forcing families to find austere solutions to survive, and to adapt to nature in the winter cold and summer heat. Amid the lack of water and the use of primitive methods of cooking inside the camps without taking preventive measures to maintain public safety, which may cause several disasters. Four tents were burned yesterday in the “Peace Camp” in the village of Sheikh Yusuf, west of Idlib city, after a fire broke out while using primitive cooking method inside the tent.

Meanwhile, two civilians were killed and five others injured today as a result of a dispute over a water tank which has evolved into a fight between two families in a camp for displaced people near Deir Hassan in northern Idlib countryside.

Temperatures in north-western Syria are rising significantly compared to previous days, with about 35 degrees Celsius recorded in the past few hours, affecting the residents of tents that are not protected by the heat of summer. 

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