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25 Aug 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Intensified air strikes, ground shelling and heavy fighting, along with SDF advances into Ar-Raqqa city, have raised serious protection concerns for civilians remaining in Raqqa city, directly in the line of fire.

02 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Commitments made at Munich enabled humanitarian assistance into five besieged areas. Building on this, sustained, regular access is needed.

  • On 15 February, seven health facilities were damaged or destroyed by airstrikes.

  • The UN and NGOs are making contingency plans and stockpiling in case eastern Aleppo city is cut off.

After five years hardship defines life for too many in Syria

22 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deliberate targeting of health facilities increases in Idleb, while displacement also rises

  • Over a half a million people have been newly displaced in the first four months of the year

  • Devastating levels of unexploded ordinance (UXOs) in Ayn al Arab (Kobane)

  • New initiatives to help children get access to take school exams

  • Jordan-based response partners prepare for evolving humanitarian needs in southern Syria

07 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is the first issue of a monthly Humanitarian Bulletin, bringing together input from the OCHA offices in Syria, Turkey, Jordan, and the Regional Office for the Syria Crisis located in Amman.

  • This first joint Bulletin focuses on access and displacement trends.

26 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International community concerned over lack of access to civilians in Yarmouk.

  • At least 195,000 people fled escalating or imminent violence during reporting period.

  • Number of people living in besieged areas more than doubled

  • Vulnerable populations benefit from Syria Emergency Response Fund

  • 14 projects approved by Central Emergency Relief Fund

10 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opposition groups seize control of Idleb City from the Government of Syria on 28 March 2015.

  • Humanitarian partners review contingency stocks and respond to humanitarian needs of IDPs in Idleb.

  • Government of Syria forces manage to retake Handarat village from opposition forces causing fear about closure of access route from Bab alSalam to Aleppo City.

18 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian leaders urge end to conflict as the crisis enters its fifth year

  • Despite advocacy, UN agencies and partners continue to face increasing access constraints including to besieged and hard to reach areas.

  • ISIL tightens restrictions on movement of people and goods in Der Ez Zor City.

  • ERF is nearly depleted – additional funding required

17 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • YPG advances in Ayn al- Arab against ISIL prompt few returns to the town but locals are in need of emergency assistance.

  • Clashes between Al-Nusra Front and Hazm Movement cease. Bab al-Hawa border crossing reopened.

  • During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments under Security Council Resolution 2165/2191 reach 268,332 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb, Hama and Lattakia Governorates.

09 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

• Humanitarian needs in Syria have increased at more than six times the rate of funding

• More than 2 million people in Syria provided with winter assistance

• Fewer people were reached via inter-agency convoys in 2014 compared to 2013

• Emergency Response Fund launched in Syria

Funding

Since the outset of the crisis, the humanitarian needs in Syria have increased at more than six times the rate of funding

03 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes broke out in western rural Aleppo hindering humanitarian access to the area.

  • Bab al-Hawa border crossing has been closed since 26 January 2015 due to a security incident.

  • YPG forces retook Ayn alArab city and a few surrounding villages.

  • UN cross-border shipments under the Security Council Resolution 2165/2191 reached 78,800 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Al Nusra Front continues offensive on Nubul and Zahra and clashes with Islamic Front/FSA forces. Armed groups block each other’s access to resources across conflict lines in al-Hasakeh.
    ISIL made minor advances in Deir-ez-Zor city.

  • 49 trucks with UN humanitarian supplies crossed the Nusaybin/Qamishli to AlHasakeh Governorate under SCR 2139.

  • 291,206 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates were reached with UN assistance under SCR 2165/2191.

07 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opposition forces reversed government forces gains in Mallah Farms and retook Handarat village in Aleppo.

  • Several large Islamic Front and FSA-affiliated factions inAleppo have merged into the ‘Levant Front’ (Jabhat al-Shamia).

  • Al-Nusra has made some efforts to consolidate its influence in rural Idleb, setting up checkpoints on key access routes.

  • Al-Nusra has made some efforts to consolidate its influence in rural Idleb, setting up checkpoints on key access routes.

31 Dec 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

· Humanitarian needs in Syria have increased twelve-fold

· Despite winterization response by humanitarian actors, US$70 million is still needed.

· Millions of people at risk due to targeting of critical basic services and infrastructure by parties to the conflict.

· Restrictive border policies leave Syrians with limited asylum options.

22 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed opposition forces have taken control of the key government military bases of Wadi al-Deif and Hamadiya

  • ISIL launched an offensive into Northern rural Aleppo to exploit the heavy fighting between government and opposition forces in Mallah farms

  • ISIL’s sustained its offensive on Deir-ez-Zor military airport for some days, but made no clear gains over government forces

08 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed opposition forces reportedly retook the Agop castle pushing government forces out of Handarat district.

  • Al-Nusra Front, Islamic Front and some FSA-affiliates sustained their offensive on Nubul and Zahra villages in Aleppo.

  • ISIL intensified its offensive in Ayn al-Arab city and continues fighting against GoS forces in Deir-ez-zor.

24 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Al-Nusra Front (ANF) and allies consolidated their control of the Zawiya Mountains in Idleb.

• Fighting between two factions of the Islamic Front controlling the Bab-al Hawa border prompted Turkish authorities to close the crossing on 16 November 2014.

• During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments under the Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 107,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates

12 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Al-Nusra Front consolidates control in western Idleb and the Zawiya Mountains

  • ISIL maintains 60% control of Ayn al-Arab city

  • Up to 15,000 civilians are estimated to remain in eastern Deir ez-Zor city with limited humanitarian access

  • Whole of Syria: At a meeting in Beirut (3/11), HNO was approved and consensus to produce a Strategic Response Plan was reached

30 Oct 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, visits Turkey

  • Over 200,000 flee to Turkey due to ISIL advances in Ayn al-Arab

  • Impact of coalition airstrikes remains difficult to assess

  • 300,000 to 360,000 people at risk of being cut-off due to fighting in eastern Aleppo

  • During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 70,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates

03 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 160,000 flee to Turkey due to ISIL advances in Ayn al-Arab

• Impact of coalition airstrikes remains difficult to assess

• Fighting in north Hama results in at least 75,000 people being displaced

• The Syria Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment reaching completion having assessed 114 sub-districts

• USD 9 million for first Humanitarian Pooled Fund allocation

09 Aug 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 20,000 people reached with aid in the besieged areas of Madamiyet Elsham for the first time since late 2012.

• Adoption of Security Council resolution 2165 authorizes aid deliveries from four additional border crossings.

• 2.5 million people in Aleppo continue to be affected by water shortages.

• 2.7 million children received polio vaccination in June immunization campaign.

FUNDING

$ 2.3 billion requested (US$) for humanitarian assistance inside Syria

26% funded