An estimated 137,070 individuals remain displaced from Afrin district to the Tall Refaat, Nabul, Zahraa and Fafin areas as a result of military operations in Afrin that began on 20 January. At the same time, it is estimated that as many as 50,000 people are still in Afrin city and an additional 100,000 in rural Afrin.
The freedom of movement of IDPs remains restricted, preventing the displaced population from seeking safety and services in Aleppo city or returning to Afrin district.
Humanitarian organizations remain concerned about the safety, protection, and freedom of movement of civilians from Afrin district impacted by hostilities. While the UN remains unable to reach Afrin from inside Syria, cross-border convoys have so far delivered food and healthcare assistance for 20,000 people.
As per the latest update of the humanitarian community, the UN and partners in Damascus require at least $73m in order to continue responding with life-saving assistance and protection services to those displaced from Afrin district to Nabul, Zahraa, Tall Refaat, Fafin, and surrounding communities.
The Syria Humanitarian Fund recently allocated US $16.3 million to 21 projects to respond to people displaced from East Ghouta and Afrin, with 49 per cent of the budget to be allocated to Afrin.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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