Moumtzis said most of the newly displaced had been forced on the move by escalations in fighting in the former rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta and within the northwestern province of Idlib, which is nearly entirely controlled by various jihadist and hardline rebels.
The United Nations is warning of escalated fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib, where 2.5 million civilians are trapped.
The air strikes came a day after militants from Al Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate launched an attack on Fuaa and Kafraya, two villages held by the regime but cut off by hardline forces.
Late Saturday, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and allied fighters shelled Fuaa and Kafraya heavily and clashed with local fighters.
The monitoring group said that Russian warplanes probably carried out those attacks.
Fuaa and Kafraya are the only two places in Syria now designated as besieged by the United Nations after the government recaptured the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in southern Damascus.
Idlib is home to almost 1 million children, many of them displaced from other parts of the country.Читайте также: Federation Internationale de Football Association picks referee Pitana of Argentina for World Cup opener
Rebels overran most of Idlib in 2015, but the mainstream opposition's influence has dwindled as jihadists like HTS have solidified their grip on the province. "He calls for a full investigation into the attacks, especially allegations that there was also a second strike targeting first responders, to establish accountability", the statement said.
"He recalls that Idlib is part of the de-escalation agreement reached in Astana (capital of Kazakhstan) and calls on its guarantors to uphold their commitments", Dujarric said.
"We worry about 2.5 million people becoming displaced towards Turkey".
Regarding the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, Moumtzis said yesterday that 920,000 people were displaced in Syria between January and April, the highest number of any four-month span since the war began.
HTS and its allies control about 60 per cent of Idlib.
Despite the fact the Syrian government has regained control of most of the territory and the war is now confined to specific areas, internal displacement continues to be massive, according to the UN.
Representatives of civil defense Idlib (White helmets - ed.) confirmed the attack on the building of children's hospital in Tetanus, and said that killed five people, including three children.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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