IDPs in northwest Syria are under the risk of the spread of COVID-19 if it appears

Image shows the two destroyed buildings of the Mamdouh Shu’aib High School and Fardi Abeid Primary School, in Binnesh city in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate. The school are sheltering several families of IDPs from Ma’aret al Numan area. We note that thousands of IDPs in northwest Syria are staying in shelters and random camps lacking of the most essentials of life which expose them to the risk of COVID-19 epidemic infection if it spreads. SNHR stresses on the necessity of instant solution to ensure the return of IDPs to their houses and providing them with all medical supplies to combat this epidemic when it appears.

Image source: the media activist Muhammad Da’boul on March 28, 2020.