Idlib | Tragic conditions in camp housing some 2,000 displaced people from eastern Ma’rat al-Numan countryside
Camps in north-western Syria are experiencing great difficulties, particularly in winter, where mud and pools of water are spreading inside the camps and on roads between tents and camps.
The inhabitants of the camps in north-western Syria suffer from the dusty ground on which their tents have been set up, while the camps lack basic services such as drinking water, sanitation, relief materials and educational and health facilities.
The Syrian Observatory has monitored the tragic situation of a camp housing displaced people from the eastern countryside of Ma’rat al-Numan, which is located west of the town of Ma’rat Misrin near the town of Batanta, north of Idlib city. The camp is home to nearly 2,000 people scattered in 450 tents, which do not protect the inhabitants of the winter cold.
The camp inhabitants complain about the tents in which they have been living for many years, as rainwater enter the tents very easily.
The displaced people continue to suffer from a lack of support from humanitarian organizations and face great difficulty in securing safe heating materials, due to their high prices, while some use plastics, waste, used rubber tires and clothing, which have significant human health risks, amid deteriorating health conditions, while health centres are filled with patients in the light of the spread of coronavirus pandemic.