During the month of July, the largest number of IDP movements was recorded in Dar’a governorate, where Government of Syria forces continued the military operation against non-state armed groups (NSAGs), which started in mid-June. In Dar’a, the humanitarian community tracked 55,981 displacements during the month of July, of whom 41,123 were internal movement.
The number of tracked displacements during the month of June witnessed a slight decrease compared to the previous month. Across Syria, 136,272 displacements were tracked in June compared to 141,130 in May. The largest movement of internally-displaced peoples (IDPs) was seen in Dar’a governorate, following the start of a military operation by the Government of Syria (GoS) forces against non-state armed groups (NSAGs) on 17 June.
During the month of April, the humanitarian community tracked 142,139 IDP movements in Syria. Although this represents over 60% decrease from the total displacements tracked in March 2018, the April displacement figure remains alarmingly high.
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. During the month hostilities in the area continued with fighting reported in the southern and eastern countryside of Idleb Governorate, as well as Afrin district.