Syrian regime offensive in Seragıp expected to trigger wave of refugees: Turkish Red Crescent
KİLİS - Anadolu Agency
Up to 30,000-35,000 people may flee from Seragıp, southeast of Syria’s Idlib province, due to the continuous shelling of the area by Syrian regime forces, Turkish Red Crescent head Kerem Kınık has told state-run Anadolu Agency.
“The regime forces are targeting Idlib, but it is the Seragıp area that is suffering most from the offensive. It is likely that the offensive by the regime forces will trigger a wave of refugees,” Kınık said on Feb. 4.
He added that there are two potential camp areas, 108 and 44 decares in size, within the Idlib region that could be used to host possible refugees from Seragıp.
“We are working in coordination with the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority [AFAD] to turn those sites into camps for refugees. After AFAD completes infrastructure work we will set up tents on those sites,” Kınık said.