A blizzard and heavy rain hit the IDPs camps in the northwestern region of Syria for the second time this week on January 23

A blizzard and heavy rain hit the northwestern region of Syria, devastating IDP camps there for the second time in a week on January 23, 2022. These weather conditions caused many tents to collapse completely and partially or severely damage others. Many of the roads to the camps have been blocked by snow in several regions in the suburbs of Idlib and Aleppo.
SNHR stresses that the extreme weather conditions have a severe impact on the lives of the IDPs and forcibly displaced people, especially the residents of dozens of haphazardly erected camps and tents in northwest Syria, the vast majority of which lack the required residential facilities to withstand the impact of these weather conditions.
SNHR calls on international relief organizations, including the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, to urgently respond to the rainstorms and blizzards and provide alternate residential units, protective covering, and heating materials for the displaced, as well as helping to excavate channels for rainwater as an emergency measure to drain it from inside the camps.

Images show the snow piling on the tents of IDPs in a camp in the northwest of Syria.

The snow piling on the tents of IDPs in a camp in the NW. of Syria 23-1-2022

A blizzard hit the IDPs camps in NW. Syria 23-1-2022

A blizzard hit the IDPs camps in NW. Syria 23-1-2022 (1)

Image of a child attempting to clear the snow piling near his tent in a camp in the northwest of Syria.

A child attempting to clear the snow piling near his tent in a camp in NW. Syria 23-1-2022