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15 May 2019 description

14,120 Households assisted through UNHCR with core relief items and shelter material in 2019

70,720 Individuals reached through UNHCR with core relief items and shelter material in 2019

77 Trucks with UNHCR humanitarian supplies sent across the border in 2019

44,422 Individuals reached with protection services by UNHCR and partners in 2019

Major developments

14 May 2019 description

Summary of Findings

Communities assessed: 669

Total IDP arrivals: 92,942 (+11%)

Total IDP departures: 64,059 (-47%)

Total spontaneous returns (SRs): 6,764 (+50%)

10 May 2019 description


• Attacks in northwestern Syria displace at least 179,600 people from April 29–May 9, damaging and destroying health care centers

• Relief organizations respond to emergency needs among 73,500 Al Hol camp residents as rate of arrivals decreases

• Approximately 10,900 people depart Rukban since late March

• Conflict kills at least 324 civilians across Syria in April


29 Apr 2019 description
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This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. The Protection Section is attributed to the Protection Sector (Syria, NES cross-border and WoS). The situation overview covers the period from 15 December 2018 – 31 March 2019. The next report will be issued on or around 31 May.


18 Apr 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • Extensive U.S. flooding leads to multi-billion-dollar impact in the Missouri & Mississippi River Basins

  • Cyclone Idai leaves nearly 1,100 people dead & causes a humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa

  • Windstorm Eberhard poised to become the costliest event of the 2018/19 season in Europe

8.0 billion Anticipated global cost of flooding events in March 2019 in USD

17 Apr 2019 description

Damascus/Beirut/Geneva, 17 April 2019 – Heavy rains have caused the worst flooding in a decade across Syria’s Al Hasakeh region, where 118,000 people are facing near complete destruction of their homes and livelihoods.

The majority of the affected population are internally displaced people who have fled conflict in Northern Syria and are receiving humanitarian assistance from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the only organization that has access to this part of the country.

17 Apr 2019 description


• In March, WFP dispatched food assistance for 3.1 million people across all 14 Syrian governorates.
This includes food assistance for some 251,000 people in 56 locations across hard-to-reach areas, and food assistance for 676,000 people via the cross-border operation from Turkey to areas not accessible from inside Syria.

• In March, the United Nations in Syria delivered critical humanitarian assistance, including WFP food, to some 50,000 people in Menbij town of Aleppo governorate.

16 Apr 2019 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3.5 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to deliver assistance and support to some 45,000 people for up to 6 months, with a focus on health (including psychosocial support), food, household relief items and water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH).

11 Apr 2019 description

This Information Bulletin # 2 is being issued in response to heavy flooding in the Hasakeh Governorate of Syria which has affected an estimated 118,000, including people living in camps for the internally displaced from recent conflicts. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch in Hasakeh has taken immediate steps to support the affected population.

11 Apr 2019 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Syrian Red Crescent Society (SARC), with support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is considering a request for a Disaster Emergency Relief Fund (DREF) allocation based on the assessment findings

The situation

08 Apr 2019 description

While responding to people affected by floods in southern rural Qamishli, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers of Hasakeh branch started distributing relief aid to the people affected by the stormy weather in Al-Hawl Camp on April 3rd, 2019. They have distributed them with 2.000 blankets, 1.500 mattresses, 500 canned food parcels, 100 plastic sheets and diapers for babies and adults provided by the ICRC. At the same time, the volunteers have installed additional 319 tents to shelter the people whose tents have been damaged.

04 Apr 2019 description
  • Heavy rainfall hit northern Syria over the weekend causing fatalities and flooding refugee camps.
  • As of 4 April at 8.00 UTC, local media report two deaths in Al Hassakeh Province, while over 6 500 families across northern Syria have been affected. The Atma Camp (Idlib Province) was the most affected but several villages in Al Hassakeh Province have also been reportedly flooded.
  • Moderate rainfall is forecast for Al Hassakeh Province in the next 24 hours.
03 Apr 2019 description

Geneva, Switzerland - Over 6,500 families were affected by the flooding this past weekend in Northern Syria as tents were swept away, and personal belongings were destroyed by the torrential rainfall.

Many families were displaced again in search of a safe, dry place to live. The area was already overcrowded due to a recent influx of people escaping areas under bombardment.

The Atma Camp was the most affected; over 40% of the area was swept away. Thousands have lost everything. Exposure to illness has increased in the region.