المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Heavy rain | Wall collapses killing displaced child while sleeping in displacement camps, north of Idlib

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the death of a displaced child from the town of Al-Taman’a in the southern countryside of Idlib, as a wall collapsed and fell on him while sleeping in his tent in the camp of Al-Taman’a near the town of Kelli in northern Idlib countryside. The collapse of the wall is due to the heavy rain in the area.

At a time when sufferings of displaced people in refugee camps in north-western Syria region renew every winter, rain storms come to uncover the poor planning on construction of these camps and the misuse of funds provided to humanitarian organizations there.

Meanwhile, refugees’ camps are struggling with disastrous humanitarian situations, after many have been turned into ponds, while tens of these camps inhabitants have become homeless.

Moreover, the heavy rain has damaged camps made of cement with plastic roofs, as floods have swept away six cement blocks in “Othman Ibn Affan” camp in the north of Killi town in Idlib countryside where nearly 180 families, mostly from the southern countryside of Idlib, live.

SOHR activists have reported that the number of tents which have been flooded and damaged due to these heavy rain in the past 72 hours has approximated 1,000 tents in more than 150 refugee camps, including camps in Deir Hassan, Sarmada, Al-Dana, Atma, Um Jarn, Kafr Arouq, Kelli, Qah, Ma’ar Shorin, Zardana, Al-Halazouna, Tiba, Kafr Yahmoul, Al-Diyaa, Tal Al-Daman, Babsaqa, Al-Iba’a, Al-Nour, Halab al-Shehaba, Batbo, Halab camp near Darkoush, Kherbet Al-Juz, Ahl Al-Izz, Othman Ibn Affan and other camps north of Idlib and western Aleppo.

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