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Associated Press: Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria’s Idlib

A man in front of tents bends over to pick up a rock in a flooded camp.
IDLIB, Syria (AP) — For those who have fled war to shelter in Syria’s last rebel-held stronghold, suffering knows no end.

A rainstorm lashing the country’s northwest these days is spreading more misery, after rain and flooding less than two weeks ago killed one child and destroyed hundreds of tents, leaving tens of thousands of internally displaced Syrians homeless once again.

The harsh weather conditions add to an already disastrous humanitarian situation with the spread of the coronavirus and a worsening economic crisis.

International aid groups have warned that reduced humanitarian access to this part of Syria will impede the response to the effects of the storm in a region already suffering from shortage of humanitarian aid.

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