Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Most of the people affected by the military operation underway in Idleb are Syrians who had already fled other parts of the country affected by the war.

About half a million people are internally displaced due to clashes that have been going on for two months in northwest Syria, the United Nations announced. “Since December 1, 520,000 people have been displaced (…) with the majority (80%) being women and children”, David Swanson, spokesman for the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, told France Presse.