Jackets and Blankets Distributed to Syrians in Early Winter

Early this winter, jackets and blankets were delivered for Syrian IDP in Atmeh, one of the most densely populated IDP areas in North Idlib.

Children at Atmeh Camp receive winter assistance in late November. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, IDLIB - Winter is always harsh in Atmeh, North Idlib. Thousands of refugees cram into the area without adequate warming facilities. Evacuees have to fight against the cold every year inside the thin tarpaulin tents.

This November, Aksi Cepat Tanggap delivered hundreds of packages of blankets and jackets as an initial aid for children in Atmeh, a densely populated IDP settlement located close to the Turkish border.

"Alhamdulillah, we have delivered aid packages consisting of 300 jackets for children and 300 blankets. The aid packages were delivered to IDP living in tents and in the briquette houses in the area of Atmeh,” said Firdaus Guritno from the Global Humanity Response - ACT team.

Every winter, Aksi Cepat Tanggap continues to strive to provide the best assistance to Syrian IDP and refugees. Reliefweb reported, the worsening vulnerable situation requires solidarity from humanitarian organizations to meet their basic needs.

Atmeh hosts hundreds of thousands of Syrian IDP. It is a 20-minute drive from the Bab al-Hawa crossing between Syria and Turkey's Hatay province. []