90% of IDP camps in NW Syria ‘past expiry date’

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About 90 percent of the displacement camps in northwest Syria are past their designated lifespans an aid group warned on Monday, pointing to this winter’s heavy snows as the latest stressor. The Response Coordination Group (RCG), a local relief group, said that more than 23,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have been affected by the weekend’s severe snowstorms. About 2,300 of these individuals were rendered homeless as a result, while about 1,800 tents were destroyed or damaged. Northwest Syria is home to about 2.8 million IDPs, many of them pushed into the last opposition-controlled pock…

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