Al-Raqqa’s camps increasing, orgs still stick to inaction
The Co-chair of commune of Yarub village Salwa Ja’ia stressed that all the displaced families who fled from war areas went to al-Raqqa city their number is increasing day by day and said ” Humanitarian orgs do not move till now to do their duty in assisting refugees families, they just register their names and they are gone.”
Syrian crisis has entered 7 years and remained unresolved, North Syria areas have turned to safe shelters for the refugees who fled from Syrian governorates, after liberating al-Raqqa city, thousands of families from Deir–ez-Zor city and other areas dominated by IS gangs .These families headed toward to al-Raqqa city searching for safe place.
To receive the displaced families, al-Raqqa Civil Council opened several camps in al-Raqqa city’s villages to reside these families and their numbers are still increasing.
There are 12 camps in al-Raqqa city, distributed in villages north-west of al-Raqqa city, including random camps: “Hittin village camp, two camps in Rabia village, al-Qahtaniyah camp, al-Rashid camp in al-Rashid farm, Abo Kabra camp, al-Fatieh camp, al-Ajaj village camp, al-Rafikah village camp, Wadi al-Fayd camp and two camps in Yarub village.”
The number of tents where families stay in the camps opened by al-Raqqa Civil Council and in random camps about 50 to 300 tents, and most tents are resided by a family or two.
As for service matters in the camps, parents rely on simple materials of firewood and sticks to cook food, and water is usually brought through water tanks.
Most of the above-mentioned camps also suffer from poor health conditions among children, the elderly and the disabled, most of whom need hygiene care and medicine. Summer season is approaching and their health conditions deteriorate further.
According to camp’s people, humanitarian organizations do not move till now to help them from several months.
“The number of displaced families is increasing every day. We have to open more camps, we offer them everything we can, but the humanitarian organizations have to play their role for these families,” Salwa said. “They just register their names and they are gone.”
Salwa added “Refugees’ number is increasing day by day and we have been forced to open more camps, we offer them everything we can, we demand to humanitarian organizations have to play their role for these families but they just register their names and they are gone.”
At the end of the speech, the Co-Chair of the commune of Yaurb village Salwa Ja’ia appealed to the humanitarian organizations to do their work in assisting the displaced people.