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Turkish invasion displaces 200,000 people without enough water, food or medicine

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Reportage. A wave of refugees are moving toward Hasakeh and Raqqa without adequate supplies. Local and international organizations are mobilizing. Meanwhile people are sleeping in abandoned schools, gas stations and private homes.

written by Chiara Cruciati

Topic Middle East and North Africa

October 16, 2019

They’re leaving on foot, with carts overloaded with what they hope will be enough to allow them to escape war once again. It’s insufficient to call this an emergency evacuation: over the last eight years, Syria has lost five million people who fled abroad, while another seven million people became internally displaced.

They were coming back to Rojava after the liberation of the northern communities from Islamist occupation. Now they are running away again. The UN says there are 160,000 displaced people, a number that is growing at a........

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