Lack of safety measures in Idlib camps | Fire kills two women and child and burns down several tents • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Lack of safety measures in Idlib camps | Fire kills two women and child and burns down several tents

Displaced people living in camps are suffering from dire living conditions, especially with lack of care provided by aid organizations and charities, as the situation in refugee camps is worsened in summer due to dust and high temperature. While in winter, these camps also experienced several fires caused by misusing primitive heaters and other unsafe material used for heating, including clothes, tires and garbage.

 

Such fires usually cause human and material losses and leave many displaced people in the open after losing their tents on some occasions.

 

In this context, a fire ignited this evening in al-Amal camp near Hazarah town in areas under the control of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in northern Idlib. The fire resulted in the death of two women and a child.

 

According to local sources, the fire, ignited after the explosion of a gas cylinder, also devoured several tents, which caused material damage to properties in these tents and left their inhabitants in the open.

 

It is worth noting the lack of safety measures in refugee camps leads to more losses, as the displaced people rely on primitive ways to extinguish fires, especially with the lack of water and the unpaved roads to makeshift camps.

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