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13 Dec 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on 03 December it had fully captured Deir al-Zor’s eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

  • Miqdad, meeting the National Committee of Syrian expatriates in the Netherlands: Unity of Syrian land and people is an indisputable principle.

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensified SARG aerial and artillery attacks in Eastern Ghouta result in more than 200 civilian deaths

  • Health organizations stress urgent need for improved medical resources amid deteriorating humanitarian conditions

  • Explosive hazard contamination in Ar Raqqah causes multiple returnee casualties

  • Despite insecurity, interagency convoys reach conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Dec 2017 description

From January to October 2017, the Protection sector conducted 5.7M interventions in 1,730 communities in 227 out of 272 sub-districts in Syria through one or more of its prevention/risk mitigation, response or capacity building activities. These protection interventions include awareness raising, risk education, individual and group psychosocial support, protection monitoring, case management, referrals to other services, material/cash assistance, capacity building of humanitarian partners and frontline responders and others.

04 Dec 2017 description

The child protection sector in Syria is comprised of approximately 60 partners including, UN, INGO, Syrian NGO and government agencies operating in 13 governorates. The sector works to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children through strengthening community-based child protection programming, including psychosocial support, providing specialized child protection services, mine/explosive remnants of war risk education and strengthening the capacity of frontline workers and volunteers to respond to child protection issues.

30 Nov 2017 description

Six weeks after fighting subsided in Raqqa city in Syria and surrounding villages, former residents are returning home to find their houses in ruins and their streets and fields littered with unexploded remnants of war including booby-traps, landmines, ammunition and rockets.

In just 10 days from 19 to 28 November, 49 patients with blast injuries arrived at the clinic run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a neighbourhood in the east of Raqqa city.

30 Nov 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • Daily shelling continued to be reported on several areas in East Ghouta, including Duma, Jobar, Zamalka, Ain Tarma, Saqba, Nashabieh, Beit Sawa, Hazzeh, Mistraba and Beit Naiem.

27 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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Arabic version

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is the forty-fifth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

26 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 5,379,644 have now fled Syria. More than million of them fled in 2014 alone. During the course of 2014, an average of more than 4,738 people fled every day. In 2015 more than 1.1 million Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 7,130 per day. Children now make up 47.5% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,652,164 refugee children in the region.

23 Nov 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • SAA (Syrian Army) liberated Albukamal from ISIS, and villages of Harran and Hardana in rural Hama.

  • Syrian Kurdish leaders voiced support on 15 November for a longer-term role for U.S. forces in Syria once Islamic State is defeated.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who flew to Russia for a working visit.

20 Nov 2017 description
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Full Report: English
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Summary: English
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Summary: Arabic

Entering the seventh year of the crisis, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.

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.

Highlights

14 Nov 2017 description

From January to September 2017, the Protection sector conducted 5.1M interventions in 1,669 communities in 224 out of 272 sub-districts in Syria through one or more of its prevention/risk mitigation, response or capacity building activities. These protection interventions include awareness raising, risk education, individual and group psychosocial support, protection monitoring, case management, referrals to other services, material/cash assistance, capacity building of humanitarian partners and frontline responders and others.