IDP Site Profiles: Ar-Raqqa and Al-Hasakeh governorates, Syria - August 2017
On 6 June 2017, following four phases of conflict to isolate Ar-Raqqa city, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the start of operations to capture the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Ongoing conflict has caused complex displacement patterns of an estimated 224,248 people, with smaller flows into Al-Hasakeh governorate, since April1 and a high concentration of people in need within Ar-Raqqa governorate. Conflict in neighbouring Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor governorates has also caused movement into Ar-Raqqa governorate. The context is highly dynamic, with limited humanitarian access to parts of the governorate.
Actors face substantial information gaps regarding priority needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps and informal settlements and their access to essential services. To address these gaps, REACH and Syria Relief Network (SRN) have conducted this second round of site profiles aiming to provide an overview of IDP camps and informal settlements in Ar-Raqqa and Al-Hasakeh governorates (previous profiling available here.)