Displaced Syrians suffer hardships in Efrin

Displaced Syrian children in the Kurdish city of Efrin. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Efrin, Syria Many internally displaced Syrian people “IDPs” resorted to the city of Efrin, north of Aleppo, whether from Aleppo environs or other war-torn cities and towns.

“We are trying to find jobs as we did not receive the required humanitarian assistance since months,” One of the displaced in Efrin told ARA News.

Moreover, relief organizations provide people’s daily need of food, forgetting about the necessary non-food items as many families live on the ground in public places or in the city’s outskirts camps, local sources reported.

At Saleh al-Ali school, crowded with tens of families, ARA News talked to some IDPs about the conditions they live in, where they complained “lack of assistance by Efrin’s assemblies and organizations amid power cut and scarcity of water”.

However, the IDPs realize “marginalizing Efrin from international aid”.

The siege imposed on Efrin, months ago, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) led to suspending the humanitarian assistance, sent to this region, for 11 months.

Two weeks ago, Efrin received some aid from the World Food Programme (WFP) under the supervision of the Syrian Red Crescent. The aid was distributed on IDPs by the city’s relief committees.


Reporting by: Adam Dersim

Source: ARA News

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