A Glimpse at Syrian IDP’s Life in Idlib

There are hundreds of Syrian refugees staying in the North Idlib region near the Turkish border. They can't go anywhere. Throughout their lives, they depend only on humanitarian aid.

A Glimpse at Syrian IDP’s Life in Idlib' photo
Syrian refugee children in the Aqrabat region queueing for bread. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, IDLIB, NORTH IDLIB - The Aqrabat area is filled with hundreds of thousands of tents and shelters established amid olive trees. Aqrabat is an area in North Idlib that has been one of the destinations for the IDPs to seek safety. Located adjacent to the Turkish border, many IDPs came there from Deir Az Zor, Aleppo, Hama, Homs, and many even come from Damascus.


In the area, there are also many operating humanitarian agencies that support Syrian IDPs with basic supplies, including briquette houses that are more comfortable than tents. 


Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has also regularly take part in the humanitarian programs in the area. In mid-September, for example, loaves of warm bread were distributed to various beneficiaries, including impoverished families and orphans. 



Distribution of the Quran copies to Quran memorization students in Idlib. (ACTNews)


Firdaus Guritno of Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Global Humanity Response reported that a thousand families received the bread packages from September 13 to 17, and 65 orphans received financial allowance.


"In addition to our regular assistance, Inshaallah, ACT will also build briquette houses for the IDPs," said Firdaus, Wednesday (9/16).


Besides the provision of food and shelter, ACT also handed over new Quran copies in Idlib and Aleppo governorates which include Idlib City, Kafr Takhareem, Killi, Al Atarib, Kafr Nouran, and Darat Izza in early September.


"We distributed 850 Quran copies to children and IDPs who are students of Quran memorization,” added Firdaus.


He also invited all generous donors to give their best support through Indonesia Dermawan website or to BNI Syariah account number 66 0000 9009 in the name of Aksi Cepat Tanggap. []


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