By the end of December 2018, Humanitarian Needs and Assessment Programme (HNAP) reported that the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) had reached 1,075,731 in Idleb and 862,897 in Aleppo. Despite the announcement of a demilitarized zone (DMZ), violent clashes continued, causing new displacements and limiting returns. Airstrikes continued in northern Hama and most frequently in southern Idleb, driving increased displacement. The rise in displacement resulted in the deterioration of already dire living conditions and demands a more substantial response in all sectors of humanitarian support. 80 per cent of communities were reported to be in need of winterization support in December 2018.
From late November onwards, most IDP sites were significantly affected by flooding and harsh winter conditions. In collaboration with OCHA, HNAP and REACH and relevant clusters, joint field research found an estimated 81,805 people were impacted by the flooding across 128 IDP sites. Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster data also found that a total of 4,983 tents were completely destroyed or damaged.
With the support of our donors, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) has succeeded in providing assistance to almost 1.5 million beneficiaries through the cross border programme since operations began. This programme overview provides information on the projects and the assistance provided in various sectors in the last quarter.
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