A United Nations report released on Wednesday says that almost 350,000 people have fled their homes in Northwest Syria due to “escalating” violence.
Most of those who fled are women and children.
At least 284,000 people fled in the month of December alone.
This, according to a separate report released last year by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
This is in addition to the 400,000 people estimated to have fled violence from May to August in 2019.
In November of 2019, 277 civilians, including 72 children, were killed in Syria, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
Idlib province, located in Northwest Syria, is home to more than 3 million Syrians.
The Syrian government and its Russian backers routinely target the area.
Source: NewsNet | U.N. Report Finds 350K People Fled Homes Due to Escalation in Syria