Massive displacments ongoing in Northern Syria – more than 13,5 million people are in need in the country!

  • The escalation of attacks over the last weeks have caused new massive displacements. Thousands of people are fleeing North to seek save havens. In light of the coming winter humanitarian aid is urgently needed!
  • UNOCHA estimates that some 13.5 million people in Syria are in need of some form of protection and humanitarian assistance, an increase of some 1.2 million in just ten months. More than six million of those in need are reportedly children!
  • „The most senior United Nations humanitarian official today stressed that the failure of parties to the conflict in Syria to uphold the basic tenets of international law has propelled the Syrian people to levels of tragedy and despair which could barely have been imagined five years ago.“

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52384#.VjMsXyuHTQI

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-refugees-idUSKCN0SN1PD20151029

http://www.msf.org/article/syria-massive-displacement-northern-syria-violence-escalates-and-intensifies (photo  MSF)

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