Aid groups: Turkish offensive in Syria may displace 300,000

Two International aid groups say a Turkish military offensive in northeast Syria could displace hundreds of thousands of people, and disrupt humanitarian aid to people in displaced camps, including children.


The International Rescue Committee said Monday it is deeply concerned about the lives of the 2 million residents of northeast Syria who survived the brutal rule of Islamic State militants. It said as many as 300,000 may be immediately displaced by an offensive.


Save the Children said more than 1.6 million residents of the area require humanitarian assistance.  It said in addition thousands live in displaced people's camps, including more than 9,000 foreign children from 40 different countries who came out from the last territory held by IS last March.


Save the Children called for moving the children to safety, before any further disruption of services could put their lives of at risk.




פרסום ראשון: 10.07.19, 20:54