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Fact Sheet: United Nations cross-border operations from Jordan to Syria (in July 2017) [EN/AR]

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UN Security Council Resolutions 2165/2191/2258/2332

Through the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) and 2332 (2016) until 10 January 2018, the UN Security Council has authorized UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa (Turkey - Syria), Al Yarubiyah (Iraq - Syria) and Al-Ramtha (Jordan - Syria) to deliver humanitarian assistance, including medical and surgical supplies, to people in need in Syria. The government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN monitoring mechanism has been established to oversee loading in neighboring countries and confirm the humanitarian nature of consignments.

Sector Classifications

Food: food baskets
Shelter/NFI: dignity kits, blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, mattresses, winterization kits, tarpaulins, tents
WASH: basic water kits for families, water purification tablets, hygiene kits for families and babies, sanitary napkins, diapers
Health: emergency health kits, surgical kits, reproductive health kits, midwifery kits, medical consumables
Education: learning materials
Nutrition: supplementary spreads

Potential Gaps

During July, hostilities between government and opposition forces decreased substantially in Dar’a and Quneitra as a result of the south west De-Escalation area causing some IDPs to go back to their communities of origin. These arrivals at communities of origin (ACO’s) reached over 8,000 individuals during the reporting period largely in Dar’a al-Balad and Al-Neimeh with varying degrees of needs on the basis of the level of destruction in their home communities. Government advances in Sweida Badiya understood to be out-side of the south west De-Escalation area, however continued to displace civilians to south east Dar’a. It is reported to be unlikely that these IDPs will return given that the area has changed control status. By mid-July their number had reached over 4,400 IDPs.

Humanitarian Response

During the month, the UN and their humanitarian partners continued their efforts to ensure humanitarian needs are covered, however shelter continue to be the top priority in the southern districts.

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