Displaced Syrians Yearn for Proper Shelters

Displaced Syrian children and infants are not prepared to face the freezing winter.

ACT Volunteer checking the site on which ACT’s orphan house is to be built. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, REYHANLI, IDLIB, AFRIN - The UN High Commission for Refugees noted, 3,585,209 Syrians refugees have been registered until January 30, 2020. In the previous month, December 2019, there was an exodus of 900,000 displaced Syrians, as reported by the U.N.

Firdaus Guritno from the Global Humanity Response (GHR) team - Aksi Cepat Tanggap reported that every day there were Syrian IDPs who come to the camp in the city of Idlib. Firdaus said, a number of families had to cram into the tents because there was no more shelter available.

"The IDPs are booming here in Idlib. Millions of displaced Syrians have to share a place with hundreds of refugees coming from Saraqib and other regions in South Idlib," Firdaus said.

ACT is preparing to build an Orphan House for the Syrians in Reyhanli, Turkey, which borders Idlib directly. The prefabricated orphan houses aim to accommodate 80-100 families, with one family consisting of 5 children and one parent.

"We endeavor to build an Orphanage which is not only designated as a place to live but also equipped with learning and playing facilities, including classroom facilities," Firdaus said.

Not only in Idlib, Syrian refugees in the city of Afrin, located northwest of Turkey, must also endure the deadly winter. One of them is the family of Iman Ahmed Laila.

Iman has an 18-month-old baby girl. Syrian medical officials said the baby had died before arriving at the Al-Shifa health center, as reported by the Anadolu Agency. []