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UNHCR: “We responded to 800 families that floods affected in camp in al-Hasakah”

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Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
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Publication date: 2019/01/11 14:15


Al-Hasakah - SMART

The United Nations High Commission of Refugees said that they responded to 800, forcibly displaced families in the al-Sad camp near the town of al-Arisha in the al-Hasakah governorate, Northeastern Syria.    

The UNHCR said in a statement that they dismantled 800 tents in the camp and reinstalled them in high places and provided emergent aid for the forcibly displaced people after floods and high levels of rainwater in the al-Jaghjagh and al-Khaboor rivers affected them.

The statement added that the UNHCR installed 11 big tents that accommodate 1,100 FDP so that the FDP can seek shelter in if the rivers flood again.

In early January 2019, 60 rain and high levels of water overwhelmed 60 percent of the FDP’s tents in al-Sad camp. Floods prevent the residents of areas in al-Hasakah from providing their needs. The floods caused two bridges to collapse partially and blocked roads.   

The al-Sad camp, which is run by the Autonomous Administration, is located near the al-Shadadi area. Months ago, 120,000 FDP were living in the camp; however, the number of the FDP continues to decrease as the FDP gradually leave the camp.