Ceasefire 80 days on | 255,000 civilians return to their areas in Idlib and western Aleppo, amid poor living conditions
Civilians continue to return their areas in Idlib and south Aleppo countryside from which they have been displaced due to the military operations there. According to Syrian Observatory statistics, the number of displaced people who have returned to their cities, towns and villages, has reached nearly 255,000 people, in 80 days of the recent ceasefire which came into effect on March 5.
Russian and regime military operations had forced civilians to flee from their homes and areas. Some of displaced people who have returned used to stay in the open near Iskenderun border, while other groups had resorted to staying in primitive camps in northern Idlib and western Aleppo, some others had left to areas controlled by Turkish forces and their proxies in the north and north-west of Aleppo.
These developments coincide with catastrophic living conditions in HTS-controlled areas, which suffer from astronomically inflated prices and lack of job opportunities, as it is the case across the entire Syrian geography.
Meanwhile, humanitarian organizations provide very little help and support to displaced people and generous aide allocated for refugees finds it way only to corrupt officials in charge of distribution.
Moreover, large number of displaced people have no place to return to after regime forces captured some 300 cities, towns and villages in the area of “Putin-Erdogan” during recent military operations.