LONDON: Brutal winter conditions in northern Syria have ushered in mass-scale suffering for 2.8 million internally displaced persons, a top UN humanitarian official warned on Monday. “We’re extremely concerned about the situation there,” Mark Cutts, the UN’s deputy regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria, said in a briefing attended by Arab News. The IDPs, he added, are “some of the most vulnerable people in the world,” the majority of them living in temporary camps and tents. About 100,000 people have been affected by the heavy snow, while 150,000 more have been affected by freezing conditions and heavy rain. “These civilians are stranded in a warzone, and now, on top of that, they’re dealing with temperatures below zero.
Source: Ethiopian News January 24, 2022 20:22 UTC