Syria: Flash update on recent events - 07 September 2016

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 07 Sep 2016

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI) and Protection.

Key Displacement Statistics

  • 344,100 people displaced in affected areas of Aleppo (210,693), Idleb (73,386), Hama (45,708), Homs(7,173), Ar-Raqqa (4,821), Lattakia (1,273), Deir Ez-Zor (1,046) governorates, northern Syria, due to fighting since 1 February 2016 (figures as of 2 September). This is an increase of around 46,000 since 16 August, the majority of which were displaced from Hama. SARC and the Governor of Hama estimate that the number of displaced from Hama may be up to 100,000 individuals.

  • 49,000 people displaced in affected areas of Al-Hasakeh Governorate, north-eastern Syria, due to fighting since 1 February 2016 (figures as of 30 August). No new IDP movements were reported in the last week.

  • 7,730 people newly displaced in Dar’a and Quneitra governorates, southern Syria, due to fighting in August 2016 (figures as of 31 August).

Contextual Developments

  • Fighting in Hama Governorate has led to large displacements in the past week. The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster in northern Syria reported that 43,452 IDPs have been displaced from Hama Governorate, mostly to Idleb Governorate.

  • On 4 September, the UN delivered twelve trucks of humanitarian supplies, including food, nutritional supplies, non-food items, and WASH items for 15,000 beneficiaries to SARC Hama.

  • More than 300 Syrians living in the opposition-held town of Moadamiya (Rural Damascus) were reportedly evacuated on 2 September under a deal with the Government. The civilians evacuated had been living in Moadamiya after fleeing fighting in Darayya, which was also evacuated last week. They were transported to a temporary housing area in Government-controlled Harjalleh (Rural Damascus).