Turkey | Syria: Humanitarian Dashboard - Cross Border Response Jan - Jun 2017 (Issued on 28 August 2017) [EN/AR]
During January, hostilities between the Government of Syria (GoS) forces and Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) decreased significantly following the ceasefire agreement that was brokered by Russia and Turkey in December 2016. This decrease proved to be short-lived after hostilities reignited in the Wadi Barada area, in January, and Dar’a city in February, after which the ceasefire came to an end. In March, hostilities also broke out in the northern countryside of Hama governorate between GoS and NSAGs, displacing at least 52,000 people. April saw a chemical attack on Khan Shaykun town in Idleb governorate that resulted in 87 fatalities, and at least 21 attacks on health care across the country. With regards to Humanitarian access in the north-west, the reporting period was characterized by an increased interference of NSAGs in humanitarian work. Meanwhile, evacuations to the northwest continued, with more than 30,000 people arriving from Al-Waer, Barzeh, Qaboun and other locations. Following the collapse of the December 2016 ceasefire agreement; Russia, Turkey and Iran brokered another agreement, which created four deescalation areas across the country (Idleb, Northern Rural Homs, Southern Syria and Eastern Ghouta).
While hostilities between GoS forces and NSAGs ebbed and flowed, hostilities against ISIL remained ongoing throughout the reporting period. The Syrian Democratic Forces continued their offensive against ISIL in Ar-Raqqa governorate and launched a battle for the control of Ar-Raqqa city in June. By the end of June, 227,610 individuals were displaced as a result of the hostilities that began in November 2016, in Ar-Raqqa governorate. In February, Turkish-supported NSAGs took control of AlBab city in the eastern countryside of Aleppo governorate. In March, GoS forces launched a large-scale offensive to exert control over the ISIL-held towns of Khafsa, Dayr Hafir and Maskana, which led to the displacement of thousands of people.
According to the cluster response data (4Ws) of Jan - Jun 2017, 165 sub-districts (1,118 unique reported communities by 5 clusters) have been reached from Turkey.
Around 63 sub-districts have been consistently reached. Education cluster reached 403,000; FSL 2 million average monthly; Health provided 6.4 million medical procedures (including 6 million outpatient consultations); NFIs were provided to 859,000 and shelter to 126,000; Nutrition helped 456,000; protection services were provided to 597,000. The highest number of beneficiaries reached are in Idleb and Aleppo Governorates.
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