Syrian News: More than 200,000 Syrian child refugees are to suffer a bitter winter of freezing temperatures and rain without proper shelter or clothing, a charity has warned. As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, Save The Children has made an urgent appeal for funding to provide tens of thousands of families that have fled the war in Syria with adequate supplies to survive.
“Unless we can help families get ready for the harsh weather ahead, we could see the weakest and most vulnerable succumb to the cold and associated diseases,” said Mike Penrose, Save the Children Humanitarian Director. More than 400,000 registered refugees have fled their homes to live in crowded camps in countries bordering Syria.
A further 2.5 million people are internally displaced. More than half are children. Many are living in emergency accommodation that will not withstand the torrential rain and blizzards that affect the region. Inside Syria close to the border with Turkey, thousands are living under blue tarpaulins in a muddy olive grove with no water or sanitation as they wait to escape the country./UNN / E Pakistan News