Camps full as tens of thousands flee regime in Aleppo

Orient Net - Agencies 2016-02-09 10:49:00

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Camps for the displaced along Syria’s border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major Assad offensive in Aleppo province.

In and around the border town of Azaz, families are sleeping in the streets, or up to 20 people to a tent, having left their homes with nothing but the clothes they were wearing, Digital Journal reported.

The United Nations says up to 31,000 people have fled Aleppo and surrounding areas in recent days, as Assad terrorists press an offensive that aims at encircle Aleppo.

"There are no longer enough places for families to sleep," said Ahmad al-Mohammad, a field worker with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) who enters Aleppo province from Turkey daily.

"Many of them in the first days were sleeping in the streets and outdoors without blankets or covers," he told AFP.

"Most of the families left with just the clothes they were in," he said, adding that the cold and the crowded conditions were causing health problems including diarrhea.

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