The Orontes River has flooded the northern countryside of Idleb, destroying the tent housing of displaced people from the regime-held city of Jisr ash-Shughur, according to a Syria News Office report.
According to media activist, Mohammed al-Kinnish, the flood followed two days of heavy rainfall. "Five tents sheltering displaced people in addition to a number of nearby houses have sunk, which led its inhabitants to seek shelter in caves near the Orontes Mountains", the report said.
Jisr ash-Shughur camp had been established over a year ago to shelter about 40 displaced families from nearby villages. The camp suffers from a deterioration in health, education, food and water services.
Humanitarian organizations have been unable to reach Jisr ash-Shughur as it is too close to the regime-held city of Jisr ash-Shughur. The inhabitants of the camp depend mainly on the water of Orontes River for daily needs.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer