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Disaster Needs Analysis – Update: Syria Conflict

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Priority concerns

  • Access for humanitarian organisation to the people in need has decreased since June 2012.

  • Unemployment, price increases and inflation has impacted the purchasing power of communities. Between March and September, the number of people in need of emergency food assistance has increased from one to 2.5 million people.

  • Access to health care services remains a problem and there are severe shortages of medicines and pharmaceutical products. Lack of access to safe drinking water and appropriate sanitation has led to an increased risk of waterborne diseases.

  • 2.5 million people are currently displaced and are reportedly in need of adequate shelter, NFIs and protection. Temperature will remain low (below 10 degree Celsius) until the end of January.

  • Extrajudicial executions and ill-treatment of detainees, including torture, is widespread. Indiscriminate attacks, including the use of cluster munitions, are widespread and the increasingly sectarian nature of the conflict puts minority groups at risk. In addition, GBV and child recruitment are major protection concerns.