There are 13 refugee camps located in Rojava, north and east Syria housing nearly 200 thousand refugees. Cross-border international aid delivery is reportedly not being provided or delivered to those camps.
In Austria, the Green Party and Conservative Party deputies have called upon the Austrian government to take action to deliver humanitarian aid to north and east Syria.
The Austrian Parliament MPs visited refugee camps in northeast Syria last month. Green Party MP Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, Michel Reimun and Austrian People’s Party (APP) Deputy Reinhold Ropotka and Gudrun Kugler, submitted a motion to the Austtian Parliament drawing attention to the status of the camps. In the motion, the government was asked to take an initiative with the European Union to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the camps.
In a report submitted to the UN Security Council on December 16, 2020 by the United Nations Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, it was reported that there are serious problems in the delivery of humanitarian aid. The following call was made to the Ministry of European Affairs: “It is urgent to provide humanitarian aid by the European Union and international agencies to all regions of Syria and especially to the camps where people have been forcibly displaced.’
Hundreds of thousands of internally exiled Syrian refugees are struggling to survive
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are staying in camps in Democratic Autonomous Administration region. ‘Heyva Sor a Kurd’ Health Officer Dilgeş Fatemy told the Özgür Politika newspaper about the status of the camps. “There are 13 camps in the region including five in Shehba, two in Manbij, one in Raqqa, three around Hesekê, one in Eyn Îsa and one in Dêrik. “International organisations do not assist in any of the 13 refugee camps. The basic needs are provided for and supplemented by the Autonomous Administration,” she said.
Nearly 200 thousand refugees live in all of these camps, Fatemy said and added “Not all refugees live in these camps even if they are still in Rojava. There are those who stay with friends or relatives places. As the camps are inadequate, many choose to live anywhere they can find as immigrants by their own means.’’
‘They need of all kinds of help’
‘People had to leave their homes, they had no jobs, no fields to work on, they had nothing to live with, Fatemy said and continued “They need all kinds of help. The efforts and support of the Autonomous Administration are also obviously not enough. They are trying to reach everyone by stretching their means. International institutions need to urgently respond! ” she said.