ACU’s enumerators have assessed 163 camps within ten camp clusters in Northern Syria located in three
governorates Aleppo, Idleb and Lattakia during October 2015. The Northern Hama countryside has
witnessed massive displacement wave since the beginning of the month towards Rural Idleb camps, due
to the deterioration of security situation and the intensification of bombing there.
More than 1,624 new displaced families have reached the camps, part of those families have settled
down in the assessed camps of Atma and Al Karama clusters and the other part stayed within nine newly
established camps most of them in Al Karama cluster. Most of new families had to build rooms roofed
with an insulator due to lack of new tents distributed by humanitarian organizations for the newly
displaced families. The new camps were initially named as following: Al Haneen ila Al Watan, Al Iman
Billah, Al Nahda Al Islamiyah and Mulhak Yasmeen Al Sham within Al Karama cluster.
Al Hadeel camp within Atma cluster and Shuhadaa Kafrnbuda within Qah cluster. Al Huriya wa Al Adala,
Al Ibaa and Sabiroon camps within Salqin cluster. There are other newly established camps but with no
names yet. The humanitarian organizations tried to cover the newly displaced families’ needs by increasing
the amount of provided humanitarian aid including the numbers of food baskets, hygiene and emergency
kits. In spite of this, the humanitarian aid is still insufficient especially number of tents and insulators
needed to contain this…..


Idleb Governorate is located in Northern Syria adjacent to Turkish borders. Idleb since the beginning of the revolution was among the anti-regime governorates, and due to the liberation of its countryside before the city, many IDPs were displaced to the city. Idleb is called the “green city” because it has many growing olive trees there. Idleb is located in south west of Aleppo City. The distance between Idleb and Aleppo is 60km, between Idleb and Lattakia is 132 km, it is 330 km away from Damascus, 168 km from Homs, and 105 km from Hama. Idleb City is considered the first administrative region in the governorate. The total population of Idleb City before the crisis is 165,000 people, whereas the population before the liberation of the city 400,000 people, this big increase in population is due to massive IDP waves escaping from the bombardment in neighboring cities and villages.

The opposition forces currently besiege about 7,000 people in Kefraya and Foaa villages. Big part of them fled since the beginning of Idleb liberation battle.

Assistance Coordination Unit received this information from the people who escaped Foaa village in the Northern countryside of Idleb and Ariha Cities.

Ariha City, Mhambal Sub-district, and Abu Zuhoor military airport are the only areas left for regime forces in Idleb. Abu Zuhoor military airport is totally besieged and the clashes are ongoing around it. Since declaring the liberation battle of Idleb and until the moment of writing this report, it is under attack by regime forces who use all kinds of weapons in order to kill civilians and destroy Idleb Governorate infrastructure. More than 600 raids were recorded as following: 369 warplanes raids, and 237 barrels were thrown by helicopters on different areas in the governorate. More than 870 rockets are estimated to be shelled on the city, and 9 chemical weapon raids with chlorine gas were thrown on the city too. An estimated 180,000 IDPs left their homes and moved towards the liberated areas. ACU calculated around 167,592 IDPs, and only 20,000 were allowed to go to regime controlled areas like Ariha, Hama and the coast.

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