Syrian refugees to encounter freezing winter in Turkey


Displaced families from Kobane taking shelter in southern Turkey. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – Amid the mounting hardships of displacement, Syrian refugees in Turkey are encountering a freezing-cold winter.

The Directorates of the Turkish Meteorology warned of significant drop in temperatures starting with Tuesday night until next week.

Turkish meteorological engineers emphasized that a Siberian cold wind will overshadow Turkey in the coming days, in conjunction with Mediterranean air depressions, which will lead to lower temperatures of more than 10 degrees at once.

The snow and rains will fall in northwestern Turkey and other parts, while a very cold blowing wind and frost will prevail in the eastern and southern parts of the country, near the Turkish border with Syria and Iraq. 

Activists warned of the impact of these harsh weather conditions on the Syrian refugees in Turkey, as many of them reside in camps, where they lack basic necessities to cope with these harsh winter conditions.

Speaking to ARA News, Syrian humanitarian aid activist Hevin Jemmo said that catastrophic conditions await the displaced people of Kobane and other displaced Syrians currently residing in the Turkish refugee camps. 

Jimmo urged international organizations to assist Syrian refugees with winter supplies, warning of further deteriorating situation in Turkish camps under winter conditions. 

Noteworthy, there are thousands of displaced Syrians from the embattled city of Kobane who are residing in self-constructed and non-served tents in the Turkish border area of Suruc. 


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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