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03 Dec 2016 description
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  • Hostilities continued over the last 48 hours, with no report of additional displacement on 2 December. An estimated 31,500 people from east Aleppo remain displaced within the entire city of Aleppo in the last 4 days.

  • IDPs interviewed by the UN describe a catastrophic humanitarian situation in the remaining neighborhoods, with increased food scarcity translating into further price increases. At least 400 critically wounded or sick people require immediate evacuation from besieged areas of Eastern Aleppo.

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

01 Dec 2016 description
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This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued on 1 December 2016. It covers the period from 24 November to 30 November 2016. The next SitRep will be issued on 3 December 2016.

Highlights

- Hostilities intensified significantly since 24 November, resulting in the displacement of an estimated 31,500 people within Aleppo city and a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the remaining besieged neighborhoods.

01 Dec 2016 description

IMPACT OF THE CRISIS

More than five years after the start of the conflict, intense hostilities persist across many parts of Syria. Parties to the conflict continue to commit violations of international humanitarian and international human rights law. Economic collapse continues to drive the immense humanitarian crisis across the country

Unrelenting hostilities/violence

27 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Hostilities have significantly intensified since 15 November with reports of notable increase in air strikes and shelling, as well as alleged chlorine gas attacks on residential areas.

  • Humanitarian and commercial supplies are dwindling in non-State armed group- held areas of eastern Aleppo City amid escalation of conflict

  • The United Nations continue to advocate for a ‘4-point plan’ to parties to the conflict to assist civilians in eastern Aleppo City

Situation Overview

27 Nov 2016 description

To our esteemed media partners, we would like to extend this invitation to join the United Nations visit to the UN Transshipment Hub & Cilvegözü Customs Area near the Bab Al-Hawa crossing point on the Turkish/Syrian border.

The Bab al-Hawa border crossing is located on the Turkish/Syrian border at 65 km to the west of Aleppo City and 50 km to the east of Antakya in the province of Hatay in Turkey. While Bab al-Hawa refers to the Syrian side of the border, the Turkish border point is called “Cilvegözü”.

24 Nov 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1.2 million civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line areas with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 95 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken.

UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.

23 Nov 2016 description

(Amman, 22 November 2016) – On Tuesday 22 November 2016, The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan announced the resumption of life-saving humanitarian assistance to an estimated 85,000 stranded Syrians at the Jordanian-Syrian borders, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP).

23 Nov 2016 description

Statement on the resumption of life-saving assistance at the Jordan-Syria border:

I welcome the resumption today of UN inter-agency humanitarian aid operations at the “berm” along the Syrian-Jordan border.

The resumption of humanitarian operations has opened a lifeline to an estimated 85,000 Syrians – three-quarters of them women and children – stranded in a remote, arid desert area, in desperate need of lifesaving assistance and support.

21 Nov 2016 description
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Mr President,

As we meet again this month, the suffering of civilians in Aleppo and across Syria rages on unabated. Horror is now usual – it is a level of violence and destruction that the world appears to consider normal for Syria and normal for the Syrian people. Month after month I have reported to this Council that the level of depravity inflicted upon the Syrian people cannot sink lower, only to return the following month with hideous and, with shocking disbelief, new reports of ever-worsening human suffering.

Mr. President,

20 Nov 2016 description
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IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $2.6 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 38 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.

20 Nov 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1.2 million civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 94 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken.
UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.

19 Nov 2016 description
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The United Nations is extremely saddened and appalled by the recent escalation in fighting in several parts of Syria and calls on all parties to cease indiscriminate attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructures. In recent days the attacks included hospitals in east Aleppo and the university in west Aleppo. Likewise, in the past 24 hours, mortar shells targeted residential neighborhoods of Damascus, while counter-shelling of several suburbs of the city continued.Syrian civilians on all sides of the divide are at the receiving end of the escalating violence.

18 Nov 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Decrease in humanitarian access through cross-line convoys

  • People in eastern Aleppo suffer ongoing besiegement and continued hostilities

  • Attacks on five hospitals further disrupt already marginal healthcare services

  • Recent military operation in Ar-Raqqa could impact up to 400,000 people, including over 150,000 internally displaced

  • Food stocks in eastern Aleppo City are exhausted