Displaced people living in Idlib share their tents with quake survivors
The displaced people living in Idlib share their tents with people, who lost their homes in the earthquake that struck Turkey, Kurdistan and Syria on February 6.
Idlib- The Maraş earthquake on February 6 has caused destruction in the cities of Kurdistan, Turkey and Syria. Idlib, which is under the control of the Turkish state and Turkish-backed group, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is also one of the cities where the wounds left by the earthquake have not been healed. The majority of the people losing their homes in the earthquake still live on the streets.
The people living in the IDPs camps in Idlib share their tents with quake survivors in order to be in solidarity with them.
‘There are many homeless families’
44-year-old Reham Haj Hamidi lives in an IDPs camp in Harem district of Idlib with her family. “One night, I went out and saw a couple with their children in the rain. I immediately took the children in my arms and took them to my brother’s tent. They lived on the streets because they lost their house in the earthquake. Now, we share our tent with them. But there are many homeless families.”
Zahra Al-Halawani is a woman living in an IDPs camp of Salqin city in the northern countryside of Idlib with her family. “We share our tent with quake survivors. Our relatives also share their tents with quake survivors. We have a tent used for an education project. Some quake survivors, who lost their houses in the earthquake live there now. Housing is one of the biggest problems for quake survivors. We share our tent with some of them,” said Zahra Al-Halawani.
‘Earthquake survivors need support’
Ferial Al-Ahmar is one of the quake survivors living in one of the tents of displaced people. “I want to thank them for sharing their tents with us. We have received no aid until now. Some aid organizations came here. They left after writing down the names of quake survivors, who lost their houses. I have three children and we are staying with a displaced family now.”