Syrian boy without jacket shows tragedy of IDPs amid freezing temperatures
Date: 2020-02-17 09:12
A Syrian boy forcibly displaced from Idlib who was recorded on video by an aid organization without a jacket during harsh weather conditions went viral on social media.
After being asked where his jacket is, the smiling Syrian boy explains in the video that he doesn't have a jacket.
"My father died, and we can't afford one," he says, bursting into tears.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu ordered authorities to find the boy and provide support after he saw the video.
The Syrian boy is one of many refugees who are trying to survive sub-zero temperatures after being displaced due to attacks by Russian warplanes and Assad regime.
Idlib is on the brink of a further humanitarian catastrophe due to the Russian- Assad ceaseless attacks, with displaced civilians losing their lives amid the harsh winter conditions as they try to flee bombardments.
According to a United Nations statement on Thursday, more than 700,000 people have been displaced in Idlib since December due to the regime attacks targeting civilians.
Save the Children, a humanitarian agency, also warned on Thursday that conditions for civilians, forced to flee their homes in Idlib, are deteriorating "at an alarming speed."
At least 290,000 children have been displaced from their homes as a result of the violence there, according to the group.
Based on DS