Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

TDN World Desk: Around 2.5 lakh people in Syria’s Idlib have been displaced in past 15 days as claimed by a UN agency.

“More than 235,000 people have been displaced from southern Idleb [Idlib] since 12 December, including at least 140,000 children,” the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) was quoted by Anadolu Agency.

UN said that more than 100,000 displaced people are taking shelter under trees, in camps, tents and collapsed buildings, and some under the open field.

Besides shelling of bombs, ground fighting, torrential rain and winter are aggregating the dire humanitarian crisis.