Snapshot 31 March–5 April 2016
Syria: The most serious violation of the cessation of hostilities occurred on 2 April around Aleppo, when fighting broke out between government forces and non-government forces. In addition, eight of 18 besieged areas were not reached by humanitarian assistance in February and March, including around 250,000 people in Darayya and Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus.
Libya: The arrival of the Government of National Unity in Tripoli has prompted an escalation in violence and increased concern for protection. IDPs are particularly vulnerable. And estimated 269,000 IDPs are living in the city, 70% of whom were already thought to be in need of protection.
Yemen: Fighting between government and Houthi forces in Marib and northern Shabwah has intensified since 19 March. A missile attack on a hospital in Marib governorate killed three civilians and wounded 17 on 3 April. In Taizz city, Houthi forces try to push back pro-government forces who reclaimed parts of the city on 11 March. Heavy clashes are also reported in southwestern Al Dhabab, restricting the access of humanitarian aid into the city.
Updated: 05/04/2016. Next update: 12/04/2016.