Millions of people have been displaced in Syria, which has suffered tragic devastation in the grip of more than nine years of civil war. The Camp, located in the northern city of Azaz, is one of several camps housing Syrians trying to cling to life. Even the biggest. Tens of thousands of people at the camp on the Turkish border left behind a summer of hellish heat. Summer was also difficult for these people who lived in tents. Because, like the whole world, this region is an outbreak of a new type of corona virus (Covid-19).
International Blue Crescent Foundation (IBC), which has been carrying out a number of humanitarian activities in Northern Syria for almost 8 years, has now started tent renovation project at the Muqawama refugee camp, where more than 3 thousand families are fighting for their lives.
Muzaffer Baca, Vice President of International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC), said that Muqawama camp located at the zero point of the border with Turkey, thousands of families of their homes and warmth of infrastructure as a service in my camp, but still try to enter the tough winter conditions in good conditions.
"We are constantly working to improve living conditions. As a foundation, we have replaced hundreds of old and rotten tents. We set up 250 new tents in the first place,” he said.
Levent Ozturk, director of International Emergency Assistance at International Blue Crescent Foundation (IBC), who serves in Syria, said: “Old and cold tents are being replaced by new and warming tents. Any kind of help from the point of view of these war-wounded people means a lot. Little Big doesn't matter. We have carried out all kinds of aid activities in the region for many years and continue to do so. Those who live here feel valued, not left alone. This make us incredibly happy,”
Öztürk highlighted by drawing attention to the situation that Syria's health system collapsed due to the war and corona virus pressure is even more crushed, “There are about 3 million people who have taken refuge in Northern Syria on the border with Turkey, children, women, men, young and old victims of the war. We have been working relentlessly since March to protect these people from the outbreak and to inform them about the fight against Covid-19. We have provided Covid-19 test kit with protective material to hundreds of thousands of people, especially medics in the region. We will continue to increase our work on this,” he said.
The first case of the new type of corona virus was detected in the opposition-controlled region in North-Eastern Syria in the first week of July. In the tent cities, where more than a million displaced Syrians remain in droves, there was concern about the possibility of the rapid spread of the virus.