by Natalie Wazir
Reporting period: 01.10.2018 to 31.10.2018
11.3 MILLION in need of health assistance (2018 HRP)
6.1 MILLION internally displaced
2.9 MILLION with disabilities
1.16 MILLION in HTR locations
4.3 MILLION women of reproductive age
Health supply chain is irregular in many underserved areas of the country.
Assessments and their findings are essential for decision-making: the findings should be properly shared with the authorities and other key stakeholders.
VIENNA, 10th November, 2018 (WAM) -- Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has announced the launch of a joint Austrian-Slovenian humanitarian initiative in Syria aimed at strengthening cooperation in clearance of landmines in Syria to help Syrian refugees return to their country.
"Austria and Slovenia will cooperate in joint humanitarian activities in the Middle East," said Kneissl.
Grave child rights violations continue through 2018, including children killed and injured, the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, as well as torture, detention, abduction, sexual violence, attacks on schools and hospitals and the denial of humanitarian access country (such as in Rukban, located at the buer zone with Jordan that was not reached by humanitarian aid since January 2018).
A year after conflict ceased in Ar-Raqqa, damage to the city remains widespread. Residents continue to return in large numbers despite the complex safety and security context. Recovery efforts have increased access to basic services including education, water infrastructure, and healthcare. However, challenges persist, that will leave residents particularly vulnerable during the winter season.
The Syrian conflict, now in its eighth year, has caused continued and staggering suffering of civilians. In the context of armed conflict, besiegement, displacement, increasing poverty and reliance on harmful coping mechanisms, civilians face numerous and overlapping protection risks. Despite the challenging security environment and access constraints, humanitarian actors continue to respond to the humanitarian needs occurring on an overwhelming scale in Syria.
- GoT and GoRF agree to establish demilitarized zone surrounding Idlib
- SARG and GoRF airstrikes in Hamah, Idlib, and Latakia displace 45,500 people in September
- Approximately 90,000 people remain at IDP sites across northeastern Syria
- An estimated 6.5 million people across Syria remain food insecure
UN prepares for displacement of up to 900,000 people from SARG offensive on Idlib
SARG and GoRF airstrikes in Hamah, Idlib, and Latakia displace 33,800 people in early September
Up to 57,000 people remain displaced in Dar’a, Quneitra, and As Suwayda’
Approximately 50 percent of Syria’s hospitals and health facilities are either partially functioning or closed
The present report is the fifty-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), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017) and paragraph 12 of resolution 2401 (2018), in which the Council requested the SecretaryGeneral to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
TOP LINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The overall scale, scope and complexity of humanitarian needs of people in Syria remain staggering in terms of magnitude and severity with an estimated 13 million people in need across the country, of whom 5.2 million are in areas of acute need. This remains broadly similar to the level of needs reflected in the 2018 HNO and in previous years.
Convergence of crises
The Syrian government, backed by Russia, has intensified unlawful attacks on civilians in Idlib using internationally banned cluster munitions and unguided barrel bombs in a prelude to a widely anticipated military offensive, Amnesty International said today.
At least 13 attacks were reported to have taken place between 7 and 10 September in the southern part of Idlib governorate. The bombardments, which targeted the villages of al-Tah, Jerjanaz, al-Habeet, Hass, Abadeen as well as the outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun, killed 14 civilians and injured 35 more.
An estimated 152,360 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017, although conditions remain unconducive for returns due to high levels of destruction and explosive hazard contamination. Sub-standard living conditions in IDP sites, protracted displacement, movement restrictions and a lack of information on the scale and scope of explosive hazard risks in Raqqa city may all be factors leading IDPs to return