EFEBeirut

Some 200,000 Syrians were stranded on the Syria-Turkey border without food, medical treatment or shelter, a British war monitoring group said Wednesday.

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said that the situation could become a humanitarian disaster as it gets increasingly colder in displaced population camps, such as the Al-Armuta, Yazi Bagh or Saju camps.

In these camps and in others, there are refugees from nearby Syrian villages such as Tel Rifaat, Kafr Naya and Deir Jamal, located to the north and northeast of Aleppo.

According to the SOHR, many had to flee their homes after being expelled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a majority Kurdish armed group that receives air support from the United States-led international coalition, or flee the bombing sorties conducted by the Syrian Air Force and their Russian allies.

Most of the displaced population lives in improvised tents in woodlands or in shanty towns built on the Turkish border.

The SOHR has appealed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other international humanitarian organizations to urgently provide food and medical supplies to these refugees. EFE

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