NEW YORK – Heavy rains that Recent strikes in Syria have had a negative impact on displaced people in the north this winter, causing flooding of camps and the destruction of temporary shelters, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Nearly 18,000 people were affected in more than 60 informal settlements in the north-west and some 3,000 tents were damaged, said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.
Several affected people were transferred to schools, mosques, neighboring houses and unaffected camps, he said during the daily press briefing in New York, adding that those affected were encouraged to to relocate temporarily to reception centers and available spaces in the planned camps where services are provided.
Despite difficult access to roads due to floods, humanitarian teams are providing relief, especially in the form of family tents, to those affected at several IDP sites in the region, the spokesman said. word.