ACTNews, IDLIB - Heavy equipment were seen going back and forth at the construction site of a residential complex for Syrian IDP in Salqin, Idlib. A number of families had started inhabiting the newly built houses. As many as 50 buildings for 50 Syrian IDP families were still under construction on Sunday (5/17).
Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response (GHR) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) explained, the construction of the residential complex for Syrian IDPs had been going on since March 2020. At the moment, Firdaus is also working on providing household supplies for the IDPs.
"Insha Allah, we are working also to provide household equipment and supplies such as blankets, mattresses, stoves, etc. for each home," said Firdaus.
Every day, Firdaus added, new Syrian IDPs flocked to the Syrian city of Idlib. Several families have to be crammed in small tents because there’s no more adequate shelter.
"Currently, the number of IDPs in the northern part of Idlib is increasingly growing. Millions of IDPs have to share a place with hundreds of IDPs who came from Saraqib and other regions in South Idlib, "Firdaus said.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) noted that there are 5,555,168 registered Syrian refugees as of May 8, 2020. Two million of them fled to Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, while 3.5 million fled to Turkey. Around 33,000 Syrian refugees are in North Africa.