Storm hit dozens of IDP camps in northwest of Syria on March 11, exposing IDPs to further suffering

On March 11, 2021, a storm hit the area of IDP camps in the suburbs of Aleppo and Idlib in northwestern Syria, resulting in hundreds of tents collapsing or being blown away by the strong winds, along with many IDPs’ personal possessions in about 46 camps in the area, exposing the IDPs to further suffering.

SNHR calls on international relief organizations to provide the camp’s residents with urgently needed essential provisions immediately and to provide the administration of the camps with a number of tents for emergency cases. 

On this occasion we emphasize our condemnation of Russia’s arbitrary use of its UN veto which bans the entry of cross-border aid using al Salama crossing at the Syrian- Turkish border, further contributing to obstructing the flow of humanitarian aid.