Turkish NGOs continue to build briquette houses for people in need in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.
The Free Thought and Education Rights Association (.zgür-Der) and the Fatah Association, in coordination with the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), completed the construction of 10 three-storey building units.
About 250 war-weary families will live in these homes that began handing over late Sunday.
About 4.3 million people are living in Idlib, many of them in tents.
Last year, Turkey announced that NGOs and Turkish institutions would build 50,000 briquette houses in Syria’s northern provinces, as outlined by IBNA in February 2021.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also donated 50 houses.
Rıdvan Kaya, Mayor of .zgür-Der, said people who lost their limbs due to the conflict in the country and their families will live in the area.
“These people have to move out of tents where it is very hot in summer and cold in winter and living conditions are very difficult,” he noted.
Yılmaz Bulat, head of Fetihder, said it is very important that people with disabilities living in tents move into these homes.