More than 30,000 displaced in Syria's Idlib in latest offensive

Mon 10 Sep 2018 at 18:14 Regional

NNA - More than 30,000 people have been displaced within northwest Syria by bombardment which began last week, a United Nations official said on Monday.


"As of 9 Sept. 30,542 people have been displaced from northwest Syria, moving to different areas across Idlib," David Swanson, spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said.


Swanson said that since Friday mortar and rocket attacks had increased, especially in the northern Hama countryside and southern Idlib rural areas.


He said 47 percent of those displaced have moved to camps, 29 percent are staying with families, 14 percent have settled in informal camps and 10 percent are in rented accommodation.--Reuters


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