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Syria: thousands flee violence in Idlib

Order of Malta emergency service, Malteser International,is on the ground

Idlib/Cologne, 14 January 2018

Malteser International partner puts up tents for refugees on the Syrian Turkish border

Malteser International partner puts up tents for refugees on the Syrian Turkish border

“More than 100,000 people have since fled the violence to seek refuge near the Turkish border where living conditions have become miserable as the civil war enters its seventh year,” reports Janine Lietmeyer, Malteser International’s Country Desk Officer for Syria.
Camps and reception centres on the Syria-Turkish border have run out of shelter to accommodate the new arrivals, some of whom have been displaced for the second or third time since the beginning of the conflict.

Refugee camp on the Syrian Turkish border

Refugee camp on the Syrian Turkish borderMalteser International is providing cross-border assistance from Turkey. Around one thousand families in Idlib are to receive mattresses and blankets. Malteser International has been working in partnership with local Syrian organisations to provide medical care and life-saving aid for displaced persons since 2013.

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