United Nations: “920,000 Syrians were internally displaced within four months in 2018”

Editing Amena Riyad | Translation Samra Bulbol | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: June 11, 2018, 5:44:01 PM wire INTERNATIONALRELIEF & HUMANITARIAN United Nations

 

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The U.N. reported that more than 920,000 people were internally displaced in Syria. The people were displaced between January and April 2018.

The U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator of Syria, Panos Moumtzis, said in a press conference in Geneva that “it is the highest number of internally displaced persons within a short period, since the beginning of the Syrian crisis,” according to the French News Agency.

Moumtzis added that under the current circumstances in Idlib, where 2,5 million people live, “we may not have seen the worst of the crisis.”

The U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said earlier than 2.3 million people live in Idlib, including 60% of internally displaced civilians. The civilians escaped to the city due to previous military operations. Guterres urged the guarantors of the Astana agreement to abide by it and to protect civilians and the infrastructure, as Idlib is included in the agreement.

Within the past ten months, the Syrian Government has displaced tens of thousands of civilians and fighters from Southern and Central Syria toward the North, especially to Idlib, to where most of the IDPs have escaped.

 

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