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IDP Camps in Northern Rural Aleppo, Fact Sheet


58 IDPs and Iraqi refugees’ camps are erected in northern rural Aleppo, controlled by the armed opposition groups, the majority of which are suffering from deplorable humanitarian conditions

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IDP Camps in Northern Rural Aleppo, Fact Sheet

Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ recorded the presence of no less than 58 camps, random and regular, erected in northern rural Aleppo, which the armed Syrian opposition groups control. In these camps, there are about 37199 families, over 209 thousand persons, both displaced internally from different parts in Syria and Iraqi refugees. The camps spread in three main regions; Azaz, Jarabulus and Afrin. Of these camps, 41 are random, receiving no periodical aid, while residents are enduring humanitarian conditions that can be called the most overwhelming, compared to others, as they lack potable water and a sewage system, in addition to electricity and heating means.

Camps Located in Jarabulus:

In the region of Jarabulus, the Zaghroura camp is erected. It is a regular camp, constructed by the Turkish AFAD organization. It incubates 1754 families displaced from Homs province and needs heating services and leveling the roads between the tents.

There are other 20 random camps, which receive no periodical aid. These camps are al-Mayadeen, Ayn al-Saada, al-Qadi, Ayn al-Baidah, al-Mattar al-Ziraai, Khalph al-Malaab, Madraset al-Ziraa, al-Jumaa, al-Halwaneh, al-Kno, al-Kahrbaa, Hansnah, Bu Kamal, Burqus, Abu Shihab, al-Malaab, al-Jabal and al-Amraneh. In overall, these camps incubate 4625 families, displaced from the rural parts of Deir ez-Zor, Aleppo, Homs and Hama.

These camps’ residents are suffering from worn out tents and a shortage of sewage system services and potable water while lacking medical services and first healthcare. In addition to this, a massive number of students are out of school, and another segment of them is on jobs or crafts to help their families meet daily life’s expenditures.

Camps Located in Azaz:

In this region, there are 14 regular camps, constructed by the Turkish Diyanet Vakfi/ The Endowment of Religion and other relief organizations. The camps are the following: The Old Bab al-Salameh, the New Bab al-Salameh, Saju, al-Shuhadaa District, al-Rayan, al-Nour, al-Nour Random Area, al-Iman, al-Ressaleh, al-Haramain, al-Mukawameh, Western Saju Garage, Ahl al-Sham, the complex of Tell Jabin, al-Fajer al-Jadeed and Akdeh camps, which incubate Iraqi refugees. In overall, these camps house 20657 families, displaced from various parts in Syria, the majority of which come from the eastern provinces.

There are 22 random camps, which incubate 9412 families, displaced from different Syrian areas, distributed to the following camps: Maarin, Yazibagh al-Jabal, al-Jisr, al-Jub, Shahdat Tell Rifaat- Saju and Maraanaz- Saju, Saju School, Saju Ceramics and al-Safira- Saju and the camps of Yazibagh road 1-2-3-4-5, al-Rahmeh, Shamarekh al-Mazraa/ al-Fustuq, Tlail al-Sham, the random area of al-Rayan, al-Safirah al-Jabal complex, a housing center, Shamarikh Janoubi al-Tariq/ south of the road and Shamarikh Sharq al-Mukhayam/East of the camp.

These camps’ residents are suffering from worn out tents and a shortage of sewage system services and potable water while lacking medical services and first healthcare. In addition to this, a massive number of students are out of school, and another segment of them is on jobs or crafts to help their families meet daily life’s expenditures.

Camps Located in Afrin:

The region of Jindires in Afrin, Aleppo, has a single camp named Deir Ballut, divided into two sections by a small river. The first section is called Deir Ballut, where the majority of the camps are located, and the second is al-Mohammadiah. The two sections of the camp are run by the same administrative body and are supervised by the Turkish AFAD organization. The camp, with its two sections, houses about 900 families, of which over 300 families are Palestinian. The majority of the camp’s population is displaced from southern Damascus’ towns and the al-Yarmouk Camp neighborhood.

The camp’s people are suffering from poor humanitarian conditions, where the first death case due to cold and deplorable humanitarian conditions was recorded on November 18, 2018. The camp is also liable to erosion by deluges because of its geographical location and lacking the means for the discharge of heavy rainwater.

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