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24 May 2018 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. The situation overview covers the period from 15 April – 15 May 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 20 June 2018.

Highlights

• An estimated 132,000 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017 and 175,000 to Deir-ez Zor governorate since November 2017, although conditions for returns remain unsafe.

09 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Following the end of displacement from East Ghouta and East Qalamoun in Rural Damascus to the northwest of Syria, new agreements were reached in southern Rural Damascus, Yarmouk camp and northern rural Homs, which are likely to result in additional displacements to north-western Syria.

08 May 2018 description
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  • 60,000 people registered to date in the Tall Refaat area – with the registration process yet to be concluded

  • 135,000 People estimated to remain in Afrin district

  • 41,400+ children under five years and mothers received nutrition supplies

  • $73m in funding required by the UN and partners in Syria to assist those affected by the Afrin crisis

03 May 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA Syria in collaboration with sectors and humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 19 April to 1 May 2018. Please note that this SitRep refers to the response to the East Ghouta crisis in rural Damascus. A separate report regarding the response to the evacuees in the northern governorates is being issued by the OCHA Turkey office.

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30 Apr 2018 description

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  • An estimated 137,070 individuals remain displaced from Afrin district to the Tall Refaat, Nabul, Zahraa and Fafin areas as a result of military operations in Afrin that began on 20 January. At the same time, it is estimated that as many as 50,000 people are still in Afrin city and an additional 100,000 in rural Afrin.

  • The freedom of movement of IDPs remains restricted, preventing the displaced population from seeking safety and services in Aleppo city or returning to Afrin district.

23 Apr 2018 description

The humanitarian impact of the Syria crisis remains deep and far-reaching, with the population exposed to significant protection risks. As per the 2018 HNO some 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of whom 5.6 million are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from exposure to hostilities, limited access to basic goods and services as well as mass displacement, often affecting people multiples times. These new mass displacements are in addition to protracted displacement as well as deteriorating coping mechanisms and resilience in Syria.

21 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

• Despite the suspension of hostilities on Duma and the conclusion of evacuations, the UN was still not granted access to Duma, where an estimated 50,000-70,000 individuals are in dire need of humanitarian assistance after years of besiegement and hostilities.

18 Apr 2018 description

Key Concerns:

OVERCROWDING: Despite departures from the sites, most IDP sites remain overcrowded, with nearly twice as many IDPs in the facilities as their intended capacity permits.

SLOWING DOWN OF EXIT RATES FROM THE SITES: The rate of IDPs leaving the sites has slowed down significantly. In addition, the requirements for people to leave are unevenly applied at different sites with mostly women, children and the elderly able to leave.

18 Apr 2018 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. The situation overview covers the period from 15 March – 15 April 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 10 May 2018.

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18 Apr 2018 description

137,070 people remain displaced from Afrin district to other locations in Aleppo governorate and Al-Hassakeh

396,000+ non-food items distributed to internally displaced people

31,350 ready-to-eat rations and canned food rations provided to IDPs

$73m in funding required by the UN and partners in Syria to assist those affected by the Afrin crisis

12 Apr 2018 description
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This report covers the period from 3 April – 11 April 2018. Please note that this SitRep refers to the response to the East Ghouta crisis in rural Damascus. A separate report regarding the response to the evacuees in the northern governorates is being issued by the OCHA Turkey office.

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10 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • Since the middle of March, a total of 55,817 people displaced from Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus and the Al-Qadam neighbourhood in Damascus city to north-western Syria and northern rural Aleppo, following agreements between the Government of Syria and the non-state armed groups.

04 Apr 2018 description
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Highlights - Since 9 March, nearly 133,000 IDPs have left the besieged enclave of East Ghouta, either through established corridors to the IDP sites in Rural Damascus or through evacuation agreements to Idleb and Aleppo governorates.

  • Over 39,000 people have left the IDP sites through a sponsorship system; however, many sites remain overcrowded, hosting IDPs well beyond their capacity. The UN and other humanitarian partners continue to provide support to people at the eight IDP sites with multi-sectoral assistance.

29 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• The recent people moving from communities of eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus Governorate joined the number who arrived since the middle of March 2018 from Al-Qadam neighbourhood in Damascus City, and bring to more than 30,000 people arriving to non-state armed groups (NSAG) held areas in north-western Syria.

27 Mar 2018 description
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  • Over 80,000 people have fled East Ghouta since 9 March, with 50,722 people currently being hosted in eight collective shelters in Rural Damascus. The conditions in the shelters are often dire, with overcrowding and poor sanitation.

  • Following a series of local agreements, leading to evacuations from Harasta and the Ein Terma/Kafr Batna/Hezzeh areas, the Duma area now constitutes the only besieged part of East Ghouta.

18 Mar 2018 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. The response update covers the period from 1–31 January 2018

Humanitarian Response Update

Highlights:

  • Displacement dynamics remained stable with limited new arrivals to IDP sites recorded, mostly in Deir-ez-Zor Governorate, particularly Abu Kamal

18 Mar 2018 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. The situation overview covers the period from 1 February – 14 March 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 10 April 2018.

Highlights

  • As of 12 March 2018 an estimated 95,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017.

14 Mar 2018 description
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● Despite the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2401, which demands an immediate cessation of hostilities lasting for at least 30 days throughout Syria, escalating fighting reportedly continued in East Ghouta causing extensive civilian casualties and destruction of civilian infrastructure.

● Reports indicate that the overall number of civilians killed between 18 February and 11 March could have reached over 1,100 while over 4,000 injured have been reported.