On November 19, 2023, heavy rainfall caused damage and flooding in 22 camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in rural areas of Aleppo and Idlib governorates. The rainfall also coincided with heavy winds, which damaged 140 tents and temporary housing units for IDPs and people affected by the February 6 earthquakes. The heavy rainfall also formed channels and large pools of water in the areas affected.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) notes that these repeated occurrences further worsen the already dire living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDPs), exacerbating their existing hardships. We urge international relief organizations, including the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), to urgently respond to the camps’ basic needs, and provide camps’ administration with additional tens for emergencies.