The attack launched by the regime forces supported by Russian air force on the northern villages of Hama, the southern and east-southern Idlib countryside, and the on-going shelling of the countryside of Idlib province led to the displacement of about 230 thousand people.
The regime forces and Russian air force began their intensive campaign against these areas on 26 April and they are still persisting on 9 May targeting 66 towns and villages. According to the Civil Defence Service, 122 people were killed due to these attacks and 329 persons were injured in the same period.
According to the team of Syrian response coordinators, 228,416 people (more than 35,141 families) were displaced from their areas of residence, especially from the southern Idlib countryside and the plain of El Ghab in Hama countryside towards the relatively safe areas in the northern part of the province .
Most of the displaced live in the open, with no camps ready to accommodate them. Some local organisations are trying to provide assistance with the minimum number to displaced persons, amid a significant shortage of resources.