Syria: Surviving in Idlib
06 July 2019 | 3:58 pm
An estimated three million people live in Idlib province. According to UN figures, 1.1 million are internally displaced. Many live in overcrowded refugee camps. The UN has warned of a "humanitarian disaster" in the province.
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