Turkey | Syria: Cross-Border Humanitarian Reach and Activities from Turkey - (October 2017) [EN/AR]

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People reached numbers reported are for October 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 365,465 IDPs living in 270 informal settlements in October 2017.

Early Recovery cluster members reached 303,608 total beneficiaries with 67,264 direct beneficiaries and 236,344 indirect beneficiaries, since the beginning of the year. 31,549 directly benefited from the activity restoring micro- and small-scale enterprises through grants, loans and productive assets and 14,059 benefited from promoting social protection schemes addressing social and economic needs of identified vulnerable groups. Rest of the ER activities concentrated in restoring and rehabilitating productive, basic and social infrastructure (roads, schools, hospital, collective housing/shelters, markets, etc.) with 10,433 direct beneficiaries and establishing capacity development and vocational training programmes and entrepreneurship skills reached 4,753 direct beneficiaries.

Education cluster provided children and adolescents with regular self-learning materials and digital learning materials, provision/ rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities in TLS/ schools, Rehabilitation of learning centres, incentives/allowances for teaching staff, non-formal education (NFE), professional development to teaching staff (active learning, self-learning, life skills), textbooks, life skills based trainings, basic education materials, psychological support and recreational activities, provision of fuel for heating in learning centres and teaching kits, develop & strengthen M&E capacities of education actors, early childhood education (ECE) / early childhood development (ECD) and awareness raising campaigns.

FSL cluster data is not available Health cluster reached 12,024 people with referrals; over 1,060,770 outpatient consultations were provided, 105,339 of them through outreach consultations; with trainings: 780 doctors, nurses, midwives and CHW trainees reached and 40,219 minor and major surgeries were supported; over 10,089 deliveries assisted by skilled birth attendants.

NFI cluster provided NFI kits (in-kind, cash, voucher) and training of stakeholders on resilience oriented NFI skills and capacities.

Nutrition cluster supported and provided IYCF-E messages by outreach workers, BMS supports and re-lactation supports for 0-6 month year old infants; children lipid-based nutrient supplements, complementary foods, inpatient SAM treatments, MAM treatments, vitamin A, malnutrition screenings, multiple micronutrients; health staff trained on IYCF and CMAM guidelines; lactating women’s receive vitamin A; PLWs reached with MAM treatments, counselled on appropriate IYCF, screened for malnutrition, supplemented with multiple micronutrients, received food assistance and non-food items; psychosocial counselling sessions for caregivers with children less than 2 years old.

Protection cluster provided awareness raising through campaigns and contact initiatives, case management, child protection and psychosocial support, including parenting programmes, develop community level referral pathways, legal assistance, material/cash assistance, outreach activities, psychosocial support, recreation and early childhood development kits, risk education, specialised child protection services, training of front line responders and humanitarian actors, women and girls accessing safe spaces and other socio-economic support.

Shelter cluster provided rental assistance, construction materials/tools, emergency shelter kits (e.g. tents) and emergency shelter; also rehabilitation of private housing and collective centres. Moreover, shelter cluster provided information/counselling on housing, land & property rights.
WASH cluster reached beneficiaries with direct water provision, water trucking bottles, private boreholes, household water treatments, maintenances/ cleanings of communal sewages, constructions or rehabilitations of communal latrines and household latrines and bathing facilities, hygiene promotion community mobilization IEC materials and hygiene kits distributions.


During the month of October, the Government of Syria (GoS) forces and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued their military operations against ISIL in Deir Ez-zor Governorate.

According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) project, more than 250,000 people were displaced within/from Deir Ez-zor Governorate between 1 – 22 October. Al-Hasakeh and Ar-Raqqa Governorates remained the main destination of IDPs fleeing the violence in Deir Ez-zor governorate, with thousands arriving in Areesheh and Ein Issa camps. In Ar-Raqqa Governorate, SDF announced its full control of Ar-Raqqa city on 17 October, following weeks of fighting with ISIL.

In north-western Syria, October saw the deployment of Turkish troops in parts of Idleb and Aleppo Governorates under the framework of the Astana agreement between Russia, Turkey and Iran. In the northern countryside of Aleppo Governorate, NGO activities were adversely affected by a round of infighting between non-state armed groups in the Euphrates Shield areas. Hostilities came to an end after the mediation of several actors including the Interim Government and the Syrian Islamic Council. Finally, the situation in besieged East Ghouta continued to worsen due to the lack of humanitarian access and the absence of commercial traffic into the enclave.

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