ACTNews, IDLIB - The construction of shelters for Syrian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Masshad Ruhin area, Idlib, will soon complete. The briquette houses which are intended for 50 families or 300 people, are now just waiting for the water canalization.
Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap reported that the briquette house construction began in early November and finished on January 25. "The increasing number of Syrian refugees and IDPs is not matched with the amount of proper housing. Millions of them are still living in tarpaulin tents that are unable to deal with extreme cold in winter and the scorching heat in summer," explained Firdaus, Sunday (1/28/2021).
In May 2020, ACT has also completed the construction of shelters in Salqin, Idlib. equipped with mattresses, stoves, room heaters, pillows, blankets, and cooking equipment to them more comfortable.
Since 2011, the war in Syria has claimed thousands of lives and left 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. More than half of Syria's population has been forced to flee their homes. A total of 6.6 million refugees seek safety in neighboring countries and another 6.1 million are internally displaced.
Firdaus continued, the construction of the comfortable residence is a fulfillment of the Syrian IDRs’ dream because they have been living in tents for years. For this reason, he asked for support from the wider community to further provide comfortable shelters for the Syrians. He hoped that the Indonesian people can work together to create comfortable housing for Syrian refugees and IDPs.