Tent cities in Syria’s overcrowded Idlib


In the overcrowded tent cities in Atme and Kah, located in the town of Idlib in northwestern Syria, the number of residents continues to increase due to the recent influx of migrants.

Thousands of Syrians have been forced to flee their homes and take refuge in tent cities since Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its Russian allies launched attacks in November 2019.

Most of those looking for new settlements put up their tents near villages and local camps in the hope that they will benefit from easy transportation, water resources and humanitarian aid.

Those who cannot provide tents have no option but to live in their relatives’ tents until they can secure their tents. Tents can be seen in which up to three families struggle for survival.

The Atme and Kah camps are located near the southern Turkish province of Hatay. Although there is a distance of about 6 kilometers between the camps, they will be transformed into a single complex as the latest wave of migration has maximized the camp’s capacity, with thousands of people in dire need of help.

Around 600,000 people are currently sheltered in these camps, which are filled with many shattered tents and lack basic infrastructure.

AA aerial footage shows the tent cities being transformed into what can be described as a tent metropolis of hundreds of thousands of people fighting for survival.


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