Emergency aid to displaced in the north of Syria

Report
from Danish Refugee Council
Published on 12 Mar 2013

Intensified fighting and insecurity in Al Raqa has forced tens of thousands of Syrian families to flee to Dayr Azour. The Danish Refugee Council is providing acute relief to the displaced.

Approximately 200.000 Syrian civilians have fled Al Raqa to Dayr Azour in the north of Syria following the ensuing fighting and insecurity in the area. The Danish Refugee Council is the first international humanitarian organization to be able to provide urgently needed relief aid to the area.

“We have been able to send another eleven trucks packed with mattresses, blankets and clothes to the vulnerable families in the area,” says Charlotte Kjørup, country director for DRC Syria.

“The emergency operation provided 5,000 mattresses, 5,000 blankets and 15,000 sets of clothes funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) along with 500 food parcels donated by WFP to the conflict affected people in Dayr Azour. The DRC convoy was set up in coordination with and escorted by Syrian Red Crescent.”

For further information:
Communications Team Co-ordinator Iben de Neergaard

Tel: 3373 5180 / 2031 6687
Communications officer Villads Zahle
Tel: 3373 5184 / 6037 4431
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