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Reference : V-P-SY-E-00687
Date : 29/11/2016
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Southeast of the city of Aleppo, Jibreen. The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent visit the collective shelters to assess and monitor humanitarian needs.
Photographer : TARABISHI, Sana
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The estimated number of people who are displaced and sheltering there is between 16,000 and 18,000 (8,000 in Jibreen industrial zone shelter, and between 8,000 and 10,000 in Al-Mahalej, though their numbers are changing fast as people arrive or move on.) The Al-Mahalej shelter is a new shelter set up to respond to the rising number of people displaced and fast rising needs. The majority of people there are families, including many women, children and the elderly.
Dozens of families arrived onsite while ICRC was there. Families described having fled their homes, carrying what they could with them, by foot. Many of them left everything behind as they fled. The main concerns now are to ensure adequate conditions of shelter, including appropriate water and sanitation facilities, proper shelter to protect against the cold weather, and ensuring people have access to healthcare. Many people are also looking to reach friends or relatives in other parts of the city, with whom they can find alternative shelter.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent team comprised of a mobile medical team, a first aid squad, a psychosocial team, a water and sanitation team, a shelter team and a "field intervention" team. With the ICRC, big water tanks were installed, and water points set up. Many medical cases were referred to the hospital for advanced treatment.
The number of displaced is naturally changing fast, as many families may chose to leave to the centre of Aleppo city, while others continue to arrive.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5312x2988
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour