Syria

Syria Crisis - ETC Situation Report #2 (Reporting Period: 28/12/2012 to 30/01/2013)

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- The situation in Syria remains extremely volatile and subject to rapid change.
- An IASC System-Wide Emergency was activated on 15/01/13. Humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF and UNHCR are scaling up operations in response and it is expected that additional clusters will be activated.
- Staff numbers have been significantly reduced within Syria for security reasons and some UN agencies are operating from backup offices.
- The ETC is attempting to provide common telecommunications services within Syria, however lack of access and restrictions on movement have complicated these efforts.