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United Nations: More than 67 thousand people have been displaced by heavy rains in northern Syria

The spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Stephane Dujarric, said today, Thursday: “More than 67 thousand people have been displaced due to the deteriorating situation of floods and the harsh winter in the liberated north of Syria.”

This came in a press conference held by Dujarric, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, USA.
Dujarric added, that about 11,500 tents were damaged, which led to the death of one person and the injury of three others, noting that “the United Nations is mobilizing additional assistance to support the affected families.”

He noted that the winter conditions are a source of special concern for an estimated two million two hundred thousand internally displaced people, who are living in inadequate conditions throughout Syria.

The United Nations expressed its concern about the affliction of many displaced families in the camps in northern Syria, stressing that the most important cause of the damage is “the persistence of the funding gap of the global organization amounting to 24.5 million dollars.”

The “Syria Response Coordinators” team had documented the number of camps in northern Syria, as it counted 1,304 camps, including 394 random camps, with a population of one million and 50 thousand people.

The suffering of the displaced in northern Syria is repeated every year with the winter season due to the heavy rains and torrential rains that lead to great damage in the camps, and sometimes lead to the loss of some lives, the displacement of thousands of families and the loss of their shelter.

Source: Agencies

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