waves of displacements from Idlib’s towns towards the north
Idlib province is witnessing a big wave of displacement as a result of the military campaign carried out by the regime forces backed by Russian warplanes on the province since the beginning of this month, and which was escalated significantly during the past week.
According to the estimates of the humanitarian organisations working in the province, the number of the displaced during the last week reached about 80 thousand displaced, most of whom came from the southern countryside of Idlib, especially from the city of Ma’arat al-Nu’man.
On December 21st, the Syrian Response Coordinators team said that the number of displaced people from southern Idlib to its north, from the beginning of November until December 20 reached 175,000.
The displaced are heading towards the Syrian-Turkish border, or the borders of Idlib province with Afrin and the western countryside of Aleppo, subject to direct Turkish supervision.
The IDPs suffer from poor services provided to them, as there are no camps ready to receive them, and the existing humanitarian organisations do not have the capacity to build camps that are sufficient for even a small percentage of those who were displaced during the past period.
The displacement coincides with an air depression affecting the northern Syrian region about ten days ago. The trough led to the flooding of the existing camps for the displaced.