In pictures: Syria's displaced suffer in the searing heat of the camps
About 1.5 million people displaced by Syria’s war live in refugee camps in rebel-held territory in northern Idlib, near the Turkish border. Most of the refugees lack basic necessities and live in tents made of plastic, which are unsuitable for either the bitter cold of winter or the searing heat of summer (All photos Middle East Eye/Assad Al Assad)
The residents' suffering is compounded by summer temperatures that can reach as high as 47C
Over 50 cases of fainting and more than 30 cases of heatstroke were recorded at the Harbanoush camp this summer. Seven convulsions were also logged there, where more than 90 displaced families from the southern countryside of Idlib now live
Temperatures inside the tents are regularly higher than outside, with one tent recording a temperature of 55C
Water is poured over children's heads and bodies in an attempt to keep them cool
Zeina Al-Bakour, a resident of Harbanoush, said: "I pour water on pieces of cloth and put them on my children's heads to reduce the heat of the sun that may harm them. Whenever I lack the water, I transfer it from the public tank."
Infants are the most vulnerable to heat seizures and have been particularly affected this summer. Nour Al-Mateitif, a baby girl whose parents were killed by Syrian government shelling in southern Idlib, now lives in a simple tent with her aunt and uncle
Nour has suffered convulsions in the extreme heat, so her aunt has been taking extra special care of her
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