UNICEF Whole of Syria Humanitarian Situation Report: January 2022



  • On 20 January, an attack on Ghweiran detention centre in Al-Hasakeh City in north-east Syria (NE Syria) resulted in rapidly escalating hostilities. Nearly 700 boys, most Syrian and Iraqi with the rest of 20 other nationalities, some as young as 12 years old, were amongst those detained in the centre.

  • The UNICEF Syria Representative and UNICEF Executive Director released statements on 21 and 25 January, respectively, calling for the immediate release of the almost 850 total estimated children from detention centres in NE Syria and stand ready to facilitate the repatriation and reintegration of foreign children to their communities of origin.

  • UNICEF has provided safe water, hygiene items, nutrition and child protection services and non-formal education activities to families displaced in Al-Hasakeh City, including the 2,600 people sheltering in collective centres.

  • In 2022, UNICEF requires $334,430,071 to provide life-saving assistance to 9.1 million people (including 5.5 million children) across Syria according to the Humanitarian Action f-or Children. $81,410,123 has been made available so far, leaving a $253,019,949 (76 per cent) gap