The violence in Syria has caused millions to flee their homes. Referring to the statistics of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) more than 6.6 million Syrians have been displaced to date.
Half of these Syrians are spread around a dozen camps placed being coordinated and supported by the AFAD and Turkish Government. The protracted nature of the Syrian crisis has weakened the food security and nutritional status of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria. “Operation Peacespring” in Northeast Syria resulted in around 60,000 families fleeing for their safety from their homes in Hasakah, Deir el Zor, Ayn el Arab, and Qamishli to settle in Azaz. They are in search of safe haven for their children and their families and many are situated in the rural areas of Northern Aleppo surrounding the areas of Azaz and El Bab and Jarablus. These are the most secure areas for their families, but as a result of fleeing – families are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
HOW IDRF IS HELPING
IDRF is committed to improve the living conditions of 2,000 families and around 8,500 people by providing tarpaulins to cover to their tents, therefore protecting them from rain and snow. Additionally, 500 families will receive 50 lt of gas to support their heating needs of 150 lt per month and 1,000 Syrian children who have been displaced from fighting’s in Northeast Syria will receive winter clothes packages.
This intervention focuses on providing support to the vulnerable people living in Syria and those with limited access to services. The objective of IDRF is to contribute to enhancing the living conditions of the families who lack safe shelter and prone to the negative effects of winter as well as families running out of financial resources to purchase gas for their heaters and winter clothes for the groups of children attending school. This intervention will allow the families to reallocate their expenses on other primary needs. For all the reasons stated earlier and in order to program efficiently, IBC will focus its intervention on the region of northern Syria (IDP areas) and will target in total 12,212 people with 7000 of them being children.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
$25 supports a family with a tarp
$75 provides a family with winterization assistance including clothes and gas for heating