15 September 2014
Damascus (ICRC) – Fighting in Quneitra governorate, including near Al Baath, the provincial capital, is forcing thousands of families to flee to Rural Damascus. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which is working closely with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to respond to the needs of the displaced, has provided emergency relief for over 50,000 people.
Clashes between government forces and the armed opposition have intensified in recent days in Quneitra governorate – in Quneitra city in particular, where access to clean water, food, and health care is limited.
In the last ten days, more than 25,000 Quneitra residents have arrived in nearby Qatana, a town in the neighbouring governorate of Rural Damascus.