Over 260,000 civilians have been internally displaced in the past 10 days after Daraa came under a fierce bombardment. Most of the IDPs are staying in the open, exposed to the elements, with no shelter, no water, no sanitary facilities, not even a tent, or cover to protect them from the scorching sun. They are near the Jordanian border, which is closed.
Five children died a few days ago, after being stung by scorpions with no access to medical care. Scorpions are common in this area.
At least 212 civilians have been killed and over 500 have been wounded. UOSSM's mobile clinics are traveling throughout the area trying to help the people in this massive crisis.