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21 Aug 2019 description

As attacks on Idlib intensify, 400,000 civilians are displaced

The military offensive by the Syrian government and their Russian allies continues against Idlib, the last opposition-held province in Syria. Over this past weekend government troops surrounded the town of Khan Shaykhun – the site of a notorious chemical weapons attack in April 2017 – forcing fighters from the armed extremist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to retreat and thousands of civilians to flee. Khan Shaykhun has been outside of government control since 2014.

01 Aug 2018 description

Article by Michael P. Dempsey
Originally published at Axios

Lost amid the intense international focus on diplomatic talks with North Korea and renewed U.S. tensions with Iran, has been a recent spate of Islamic State attacks across a broad swath of the Middle East and North Africa.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview on UNHCR’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa

A. Situational context including new developments

Syria situation