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16 Jan 2018 description

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• Hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued unabated in many areas in southern rural Idleb, northern rural Hama and southern rural Aleppo.

10 Jan 2018 description

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• Since 03 January, hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued at alarming intensity mainly in Sanjar sub-district in southern rural Idleb.

• Heavy bombardment on many communities in southern and south-eastern rural Idleb continued unabated, causing casualties and displacement among civilians and destruction of vital infrastructure.

• At least four attacks on health care and two attacks on education facilities were reported since the last update.

03 Jan 2018 description

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  • Since the beginning of November 2017, hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups (NSAGs) intensified considerably in the north-eastern countryside of Hama Governorate, the southern and south-eastern countryside of Idleb Governorate and the southern countryside of Aleppo Governorate.

19 Dec 2017 description

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  • The overall humanitarian and protection situation for civilians displaced from Ar-Raqqa city remains of high concern, particularly with regard to explosive hazards contamination, amongst other factors. Surveys and clearance of potentially contaminated areas is required to ensure access for humanitarian partners and create a safe environment that is conducive for safe, voluntary and informed returns.

14 Dec 2017 description
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The East Ghouta area in Rural Damascus hosts an estimated population of 393,000 including some 99,500 internally displaced people (IDP) representing approximately 25.3 per cent of the population in the enclave.

17 Nov 2017 description

This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. It covers the period from 1 October – 5 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 10 December.

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30 Oct 2017 description

This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. It covers the period from 1-20 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 15 November.

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19 Oct 2017 description

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  • Up to 7,000 civilians remain trapped in Ar-Raqqa city and face increasingly deteriorating humanitarian conditions and protection concerns. Despite the risks of exposure to mines, snipers and military operations, some civilians have fled. ** The UN is aware of reports – at time of issuing - that the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly taken control of Raqqa city, with the last remaining civilians evacuated over the past few days. The UN is not able to verify first-hand the situation in the city due to lack of access.

14 Sep 2017 description
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  • Up to 15,000 civilians remain trapped in Ar-Raqqa city and face increasingly deteriorating humanitarian conditions and protection concerns. Despite the risks of exposure to mines, snipers and military operations, some civilians have been able to escape through newly established corridors.

  • Clashes escalated between the Government of Syria (GoS) forces and ISIL in Deir-ez-Zor city and its surrounding neighborhoods.

25 Aug 2017 description
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  • 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.

15 Aug 2017 description
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  • Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa Governorate continued due to heavy fighting and airstrikes. An estimated 224,250 people have been displaced since 1 April, including 45,486 since 1 June.

  • Up to 25,000 people are estimated to remain inside Raqqa city, amid heavy fighting between ISIL and the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).

11 Aug 2017 description

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  • At the end of July 2017, Hayyat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and Hezbollah reached an agreement whereby civilians and HTS fighters in Arsal Mountains (Lebanon) and Flita Mountains (Syria) would be “evacuated” to north-western Syria.

  • After delays due to disputes between the parties to the agreement, 5,288 people were evacuated from Arsal and Flita mountains to parts of Idleb and Aleppo governorates.

31 Jul 2017 description
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  • From 19 – 25 July, infighting among non-state armed groups (NSAGs) disrupted the provision of humanitarian services in northwestern Syria.

  • The Bab Al-Hawa border crossing effectively was closed between 19 – 25 July, after the Turkish border became inaccessible from the Syrian side, resulting in the stoppage of humanitarian aid and commercial cargo from Turkey to Syria.

  • Several humanitarian organizations suspended operations for several days since 19 July. Most have resumed activities since then.

23 Jul 2017 description

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  • Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa Governorate continued due to heavy fighting and airstrikes. An estimated 202,702 people have been displaced since 1 April, including 32,510 since 1 June.

  • As of 11 July, estimates indicate that between 20,000 and 50,000 people remain inside Raqqa city.

  • As of 11 July, Ar-Raqqa city is militarily surrounded by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF). Unverified reports, state that between 20 and 30 per cent of Raqqa city has been taken over by SDF forces.

08 Jul 2017 description
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  • Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa Governorate continued due to fighting and heavy airstrikes. An estimated 190,081 people have been displaced since 1 April, including nearly 20,000 since 1 June.

  • As of end June, an estimated 30,000-50,000 people remain inside Raqqa city, which remains difficult to verify due to the situation on the ground.

28 Jun 2017 description
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  • Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa governorate continued due to fighting and heavy airstrikes. An estimated 184,705 people have been displaced since 1 April, including over 108,000 people since 1 May.

  • Increasing displacement from Deir-Ez-Zor prompted a request by the Kurdish SelfAdministration to the UN to open new sites for people attempting to flee the area.

22 Jun 2017 description

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  • Heavy fighting between the SDF and ISIL in ArRaqqa city continued as the SDF made advances in the northwestern and eastern parts of the city.

  • Since early June, an estimated 50,000 people have been displaced in Ar-Raqqa governorate, some for short periods. Of these, 7,655 IDPs have so far been verified by CCCM cluster as remaining displaced for longer periods. The situation continues to be fluid, with new displacements coexisting with rapid return movements to areas taken over by SDF.

14 Jun 2017 description
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• Since 6 June when the SDF announced the launch of its military operations to gain control of Ar-Raqqa city, it has rapidly gained full control over several neighborhoods in the city.

• The offensive started in the semi-urban and urban areas to the east of Ar-Raqqa city during this reporting period triggered serious concerns for the protection of the civilian population, amidst intensification of air operations and shelling and in the expected intensification of urban warfare.

09 Jun 2017 description

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  • The SDF advances towards Ar-Raqqa city displaced over 169,000 people during the months of April and May across northern Syria. Of which an estimated 100,000 were displaced in May.

28 May 2017 description

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  • SDF advances east and west of Ar-Raqqa city resulted in the displacement of over 20,000 people bringing the total number of IDPs tracked since November 2016 to almost 200,000.

  • The Self Administration reportedly decided to enact a rule to prevent IDPs from Ar-Raqqa governorate from leaving Ein Issa camp. Camp management authorities later indicated the rule will not be enforced.