heavy rains have washed away hundreds of tents where displaced Syrians in the North of the war, the country destroyed to seek protection. The aid groups that came to the residents to help reported.

“On 26. December was washed away in Breathe, Dana, Sarmada and Qah in the Northern countryside of Idlib, hundreds of tents,” said the Association of medical care and support organisations on Thursday in a statement. “A lot of shelters, food and water supplies were destroyed by Flooding,” it said.

In the Omar camp in the town of Atme, near the Turkish border were washed away tents after two days of heavy rain, thin Plastic, surrounding fields became pools of Mud, said an AFP correspondent, who was on Thursday travelling in the Region.

the inhabitants of the makeshift houses, said the flood had destroyed their few belongings, including bedding, nothing to have you leave. The disaster is all the more serious because the temperatures dropped below zero.

Camp residents: “We have everything in the floods

” lost “My tent is flooded and the mattresses and carpets, where we slept, have carried away the water,” said Umm Adi, a widow and mother of four children, who had been looking in front of the now seven-year-long conflict in the camp, Omar refuge. “Even the spoon and the food are gone,” she told AFP. “Everything was lost in the floods. We have nothing more.”

tens of thousands of displaced Syrians in the North of the country are dependent on aid from humanitarian groups. You are in need of food, Blankets and heating oil to survive the cold winter climate. Since 2011, the war has been killed in Syria, more than 360,000 people and more than half of the country’s population forced to flee.

The 18-year-old Firas al-Modhi, who had fled from the town of Halfaya in Hama province, also saw the tent of his family in the camp Omar, which was destroyed by the downpour. “The rain and the water stranded in our tent. Everything is wet. We have no ceiling anymore,” he said. At temperatures of zero degrees Celsius is hardly remained something that one could him and his family to protect against hypothermia.

Merkel and Putin talk during a phone conversation on Syria

“We call on aid groups to help us,” said the young man. The Union of Medical Care & Relief Organizations, a French-based coalition of non-governmental organizations, urged the international community and aid agencies, “emergency relief for the flood Affected share”.

child in a refugee camp

“people who live in Camps in the North of Syria, are facing difficult humanitarian conditions. The Displaced humbly ask for help,” it says in its statement. The rescue workers tried to meet the needs of the Displaced persons, to assess and to let the bad weather Affected food aid.

meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), said in a telephone conversation with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin about the Situation in Syria. The Deputy government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer announced on Friday evening on Twitter.

Both politicians had been agreed “that the development of a political process for the settlement of the conflict in Syria must be pursued with determination”, – stated in the message.

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