IDPs in NE Syria go through dire humanitarian conditions – AANES

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – An official of Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) said on Monday that lack of aid increases suffering of IDPs residing in Sere Kaniye camp, in Hasakah northeast Syria, as they live in miserable conditions in summer.

Abdurrazzaq Muhammad, co-chair of the camp’s administration told North Press that water quantities provided by an organization operating in the camp do not reach 50 litters every day.

The Sere Kaniye camp hosts IDPs from the towns and villages of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain), Zarkan, Tel Tamer, and their countryside.

The number of IDPs in the camp, located on the outskirts of the eastern entrance to the city of Hasakah, is 2,580 families distributed among 2,995 tents, with a total of 15,570 individuals, including 8,199 children under the age of 18.

This quantity is not sufficient for the IDPs who live under tents amid high temperatures and dust, which requires larger quantities of water to meet their personal hygiene needs.

Eight local associations and international organizations operate in the camp, as they represent limited medical services and some psychological support workshops in addition to providing food aid by international organizations. However, all this does not meet the IDPs needs, according to Muhammad.

The official said that people’s shares of bread are insufficient, as each one only gets two loaves per day, he added.

Regarding to the medical situation in the camp, Muhammad said that Kurdish Red Crescent and an international organization provide limited services for the IDPs in the camp.

The official said that families of three members receive a food parcel each two months, families of four to six people get a food parcel each month, families with seven to 10 people get a parcel and a half per month, while families whose members exceed 10 get two parcels a month.

Previously, the humanitarian aid provided in the camp included high-quality food supplies. However, due to a reduction in aid work by organizations, the quality of aid has decreased, leaving thousands of IDPs struggling to meet their basic needs.

Reporting by  Robin Omar