As temperatures drop, tens of thousands of civilians forced out of their homes by Syria’s war are spending another winter in flimsy plastic tents or abandoned half-finished buildings. AFP / Delil souleiman
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Khadija Alloush made it out alive from Syria's battle-ravaged Raqqa with her five children, but she lost her 7-year-old son to the biting cold of life in a displacement camp. As temperatures drop, tens of thousands of civilians forced out of their homes by Syria's war are spending yet another winter in flimsy plastic tents or abandoned half-finished buildings.After fleeing fighting in Daesh's (ISIS) former bastion Raqqa, Khadija's family sought refuge in the Ain Issa camp about 50 kilometers north.More than 17,000 people have sought refuge in the Ain Issa camp's 2,550 tents, set up in neat rows exposed to the elements.Without enough winter clothes, families are using blankets to fashion coats and other warm garments, International Committee of the Red Cross spokeswoman Ingy Sedky says.Since Syria's conflict erupted in 2011, more than 6 million people have been displaced internally, many of them multiple times as fighting engulfed the country.A half-destroyed school in a rebel bastion outside of Damascus is home to about 100 people, including 71-year-old Abu Mohammad Shahhad.
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