Situation Update – Syria is seeing it’s darkest days
The massive escalation in hostilities since 16 December, has once again resulted in casualties and suffering in southern Idlib. The intensification in aerial bombardment has largely affected towns and villages, further accelerating the civilian population displacement that began in November.
In the week between the 15th and 22nd of December, a total of 84 people are reported to have been killed and a further 173 injured, while more than 235,000 people have been forced to flee their homes. 379 airstrikes, 468 rocket attacks, 190-barrel bombs, and 1108 artillery shelling have been recorded.
As the needs on the ground escalate, we urgently need to step up our support
Islamic Relief Syria is on the ground and has already mobilised it’s resources and capacities to respond to the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe.
Urgent Humanitarian needs include, ready-to-eat and cooked meals, shelter, emergency health services (medicines, disposables) both for trauma and non-trauma patients, winter kits for heating/insulation, Water (for drinking and personal use), sanitation facilities and hygiene packs.
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