The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) exerts full control over Al-Thawrah town following weeks of fighting
38,939 people displaced between 1-15 May bringing the total number of people displaced since early April to 107,000
More than 13,000 IDPs returned to Al-Thawrah (Tabqa) town, with more returnees expected in the coming weeks
Airstrikes and shelling intensify across Ar-Raqqa Governorate, affecting civilians and vital infrastructure
Displacement in Ar-Raqqa Governorate intensifies as the fourth phase of the Euphrates Wrath operation begins.
Civilian deaths and damage to civilian infrastructure continues unabated due to ongoing hostilities and intensified airstrikes.
Water supply gradually returns to the governorate, following the opening of some flood gates of Tabqa Dam.
Reports of increased shortages of food and medical supplies in ArRaqqa city continue to be received.
As of 23 April, SDF-advances in northern Ar-Raqqa had displaced an estimated 39,000 people to Jib Al-Shaair makeshift camp in Ar-Raqqa governorate.
Although the IDPs have since been relocated to a better equipped camp south of Ein Issa, as many as 21,000 new IDPs are expected to arrive to Jib Al-Shaair in the coming days.
The UN has dispatched readyto-eat food rations, shelter items and non-food items, and hygiene kits to Jin Al-Shaair, and continues to monitor the situation on the ground.
As per the most recent assessment, some 153,012 individuals have been registered in the newly accessible neighborhoods, while 48,173 people originally from former eastern Aleppo still reside with relatives and acquaintances in the western parts of Aleppo city.
A total of 17,033 people have been registered in areas under the control of Kurdish forces, and 5,077 remain in Jibreen collective shelter.
Hostilities between non-state armed opposition groups (NSAOGs), the Government of Syria and the Islamic State continued across Syria, with the exception of a significant reduction in fighting across the months of Feb – April, 2016 due to the ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ agreement brokered by the ISSG and the Humanitarian Task Force. As of early July, eastern districts in the city of Aleppo became effectively besieged by government of Syria forces, where some 250,000 – 275,000 people were in need.
In late March 2017, parties to the Four Towns Agreement reached an agreement whereby, amongst other provisions, evacuations from the “Four Towns” (Madaya, Az-Zabadani, Foah and Kafraya) were to be carried out. Evacuations were also envisaged from Yarmouk camp in Damascus City.
On 15 April, the evacuation to Idleb City started for an estimated 2,350 people from Madaya town, and the evacuation to Aleppo City started for 5,000 people from Foah and Kafraya towns.
Over 50,000 people displaced in Ar-Raqqa Governorate since November 2016, of which 20,000 in the month of March only.
Concerns over security and the integrity of the Tabqa Dam.
Civilian infrastructure severely affected by fighting, however rehabilitated bridges in Menbij enable civilians to cross Euphrates River.
Last remaining road out of Ar-Raqqa City to Deir-ez-Zor blocked since 6 March.
Hostilities in the northern countryside of Hama increased significantly after a large-scale offensive was launched by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) on 21 March
The fighting resulted in the displacement of over 50,000 individuals within Hama governorate, and to nearby governorates, including 12,505 individuals who fled to Idleb Governorate
Increased clashes in northern and western Hama governorate have displaced up to 40,000 people to locations in Hama, Homs, Tartous and Lattakia governorates. Some internally displaced people (IDPs) are at risk of further displacement as the frontlines continue to shift.
● The escalation of hostilities since the beginning of February has put hundreds of thousands of people living in the besieged eastern Ghouta enclave and up to 25,000-30,000 people remaining in Barzeh and Qaboun at risk, and led to a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in these areas.
● Since 19 March, civilians in the eastern parts of Damascus city have also been affected by the operation launched by Non-state Armed Groups (NSAGs) in Jobar and Qaboun.
Over the past two weeks, fighting around Menbij has displaced over 60,000 people in two major displacement waves.
From 27 - 28 February, fighting in the southwestern countryside of Menbij has displaced more than 35,000 people northwards, and again from 1 March onwards. An estimated 20,000 people were displaced from Maskana,
Dayr Hafir and Al Khafsa to villages in the southwestern countryside of Menbij and to Menbij city itself.
A total of 141,493 people have been registered in the newly accessible neighbourhoods of Aleppo city. Some 45,850 people remain displaced towards the western part of the city, and 5,275 people reside in the Jibreen collective shelter, some of them newly displaced from rural eastern Aleppo
Up to 42,000 people have been displaced as a result of the three phases of the Euphrates Wrath Operation. Most displacements remain temporary to nearby communities with the intention to return once the security situation has improved. New displacement is expected as military operations continue.
Reports of Ar-Raqqa city being increasingly isolated, with the Raqqa– Deir-ez-Zor road cut as a result of SDF ground advances. US Led Coalition airstrikes further limit civilian movement.
While fighting to take Al Bab city ended on 23 February with NSAGs associated with the Euphrates Shield taking over the city, hostilities to the east of Al-Bab city intensified on 25 February causing the displacement of more than 26,000 people.
A total of almost 66,000 people were displaced in recent fighting. This includes nearly 40,000 people from Al-Bab city and nearby Tadef town, as well as, 26,000 people from communities to the east of Al-Bab city.
On 23 January, tensions and small-scale clashes erupted between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in Idleb Governorate and the western countryside of Aleppo, hindering civilian and humanitarian movement.
On 24 January, due to the escalation in tensions and continued clashes, UN cross-border shipments were suspended, but resumed the next day. Additionally, a number of humanitarian organizations temporarily suspended food distributions, education activities, and WASH projects.
people displaced, most of them temporarily
people reached with winter-related assistance in various areas across Ar-Raqqa
people were supported with food assistance
funding gap for the Ar-Raqqa preparedness plan and response efforts
On 6 November 2016, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) initiated Operation Wrath of Euphrates and advanced towards Ar-Raqqa city.
Humanitarian organizations continue to respond to the needs of 52,088 people displaced from east Aleppo registered in west Aleppo and to 81,725 people registered in east Aleppo neighborhoods.
All of former east Aleppo city has now become accessible, however reports of unexploded ordinances and remnants of war in the area continue to hinder access and delivery of humanitarian assistance to some areas.
On 28 January, an agreement was reached between the Government of Syria and Non-State Armed Groups in the Wadi Barada valley in rural Damascus. The agreement envisions the lifting of access restrictions, in exchange for the evacuation of fighters and also foresees provisions for repair teams to access the spring site and fix the water station.
On 29 January, a total of 2,100 fighters and family members were evacuated to Idleb.
Fighting continues in Deir-ez-Zor, leading to rising casualties and growing humanitarian needs; the besieged enclave remains cut in two.
Severe shortages of basic commodities and fuel were reported, with SARC food stocks almost depleted, despite reports of airdrops by the Government of Syria and the Russian Federation.
Urgent medical evacuations are required for at least 97 civilians who are in critical condition.
An ISIL advance on Deirez-Zor that started on 15 January has effectively cut the besieged enclave in two as of 17 January, and resulted in the death and injury of scores of civilians
The areas of Deir-ez-Zor under the control of the government of Syria, in which some 93,500 live, have been besieged by ISIL since July 2014, depriving people from regular access to food, medicines and other essentials.