Ongoing demographic change | Turkish Red Crescent hands over nearly 900 houses to displaced Syrians on Iskenderun border north of Idlib • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing demographic change | Turkish Red Crescent hands over nearly 900 houses to displaced Syrians on Iskenderun border north of Idlib

The Turkish Red Crescent has handed over 901 houses for displaced persons in a village it had earlier established in the border area of Kafr Lusin with Iskenderun border in the northern countryside of Idlib.

These 901 houses are out of the 5,000 “brick” houses which are being equipped in the border area with Iskenderun and the outskirts of Azaz city in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

These houses will be delivered to the displaced Syrians during the coming periods.

It is planned and scheduled that the Red Crescent will continue the construction project of 3,200 brick houses in the third and fourth phases in Idlib, and about 270 in the fifth phase in Azaz area.

It is worth noting that in April 2022, the Turkish Red Crescent distributed and delivered 784 out of 5,000 brick houses to displaced families in Sarmada border area north of Idlib.

The Red Crescent and Turkish and Syrian relief organisations continue establishing settlements in Afrin, north-west of Aleppo.

On May 10, SOHR activists reported that the Kuwaiti association of the “White Hands” completed the construction of a residential compound near Kafr Safra village in Jendires district in Afrin countryside, north-west of Aleppo. This settlement consisted of 250 houses with complete infrastructure, a school, a mosque, and shops.

The settlement was built at the foot of Jabal “Hajj Muhammad” after forest trees were cut down, and the displaced people from Damascus were settled there.

On April 24, SOHR activists reported that Al-Sultan Murad faction, led by a militiaman known by his initials as A. A., completed the construction of a residential compound for residents from Homs near Kafrum village in Sharan district in Afrin countryside, north-west of Aleppo. These violations come as part of the ongoing demographic change in the area. The number of houses is approximately 360, with an estimated area of 120 square metres.

According to Syrian Observatory activists, the settlement was built on the foot of a hill planted with forest trees. These trees were completely cut off and sold as fire logs.

Moreover, National Army factions are continuing to prepare for the construction of other settlements in Aghjilah village in Jendires district and Umar village in Sharan district. The factions of the National Army have begun to destroy agricultural land owned by forcibly displaced civilians from Afrin.