Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS): Governorate Factsheets, August 2017

from REACH Initiative
Published on 31 Aug 2017 View Original


The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise, which aims to gather multisector information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in August 2017 referring to the situation in July 2017.

Covering 10 governorates in Syria, with the exception of Ar Raqqa, As Sweida, Lattakia and Tartous, these factsheets present selected indicators for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, displacement, shelter, non-food items (NFIs), livelihoods, food security and education sectors. The factsheets do not cover the entire range of indicators gathered in the HSOS questionnaire, but aim to give an overview of the situation in the governorates.

For full visualisation of all indicators collected, please see the SIMAWG Needs Identification Dynamic Reporting Tool, available here:

Methodology and limitations

These findings are based on data collected both directly (in Jordan and Turkey) and remotely (in Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon) from Key Informants (KIs) residing in Syria, gathered at the community level, and can thus only be considered as indicative of the overall situation in the governorates.

In August, information was collected from Key Informants in 534 communities across Syria. For each question asked, confidence levels are assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation.

For a full description of the methodology, please see the HSOS terms of reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.