MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkey has addressed the construction of housing for displaced people in northern Syria, the president of the Turkish Red Crescent organization (Kizilay), Kerem Kinik, told Sputnik.
“Within the framework of this initiative, brick houses, with a living area of 38 square meters, have been designed and construction has begun,” said Kinik.
In the first phase of the project, according to him, “the construction of 1,228 houses is planned, each with a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room.”
The project also stipulates the preservation of individual space for the most vulnerable categories, such as the elderly, women and children.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates the number of internally displaced persons in Syria at 6.2 million. The figure includes about 2.5 million children.