Camps near frontlines with regime forces become profitable projects and attractive returns for warlords, exploiting the suffering of displaced persons
The tragedy is worsening in north-western Syria and relief officials continue their project inside the areas that opposition factions control, while the regime delights in slaughtering, terrorizing and committing brutal massacres of these displaced persons.
In the meantime, the Syrian Observatory has monitored camps near the frontlines with regime forces. These camps were vacated due to earlier shelling, coinciding with the recent military operation in the area of “Putin-Erdogan”. Dozens of families were forced to leave these camps in the areas of Zardna and Katian in rural idlib near the administrative border with Aleppo province.
As chaos spread, these camps, with equipment, water tanks and solar panels, were robbed, while some of the camps’ contents were sold to relief workers. These equipment are being sold in markets at cheap prices, while displaced families scattered everywhere in Idlib province.
On the other hand, charity and aid workers have resumed, a few days ago, working on setting up camps in the same place that people have already fled due to regime’s shelling, putting the lives of displaced people at risk of being targeted at any moment.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, officials of humanitarian organizations and heads of local councils are deliberately setting up again those camps that previously existed in the area between western rural Aleppo and northern rural Idlib, in order to continue providing assistance to them.
Camps’ location, which are close to regime-controlled area, make it a profitable venture each time displacement takes place. Civilians are the victims of the regime’s criminality and relief workers’ greed, and a means for some greedy people to make money.