Member of the crisis committee of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Khaled Masoud disclosed that the number of displaced families living outside the accommodation centres has exceeded 18,000.

"The number of families in 47 accommodation centres amounted to more than a thousand in the western region cities," Masoud clarified, explaining that the ministry has developed a framework for a psychosocial programme to support families and children in the shelters.

It also stressed that it will follow up the overall situation of the IDPs, in order to identify their needs.