NEWS DESK – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) confirmed that the Democratic Autonomous in Efrin canton allowed to the displaced people to enter the canton.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) issued statement denies the statement was published on Reuters which said that the Democratic Autonomous in Efrin canton prevent displaced people to enter the canton.
The statement said:
An estimated 16,150 individuals in total have been displaced by fighting since 27 May in the northern Aleppo countryside, with most joining settlements adjacent to the Bab Al Salam border crossing point, Azaz town, Afrin and Yazibag.
Kurdish authorities in Afrin Canton have allowed civilians unimpeded access into the canton from roads adjacent to Azaz and Mare’ since 29 May in response to ongoing displacement near hostilities between ISIL and NSAGs.
Some 9,000 individuals have been afforded safe passage to leave Mare’ and Sheikh Issa towns after they were trapped by fighting on 27 May; however, an estimated 5,000 civilians remain inside despite close proximity to frontlines.
Humanitarian organizations continue to limit staff movement in the Azaz area for safety reasons, and some remain in hibernation. Limited, cautious humanitarian service delivery has started by some in areas of high IDP concentration.