The following describes the key findings and recommendations of the Protection Monitoring Task Force 3rd Quarterly Report, covering the period between October and December 2017. The report reflects data from 3,117 Key Informant interviews conducted in eight governorates in North and Southwest Syria: Idleb, Aleppo, Hama, Ar-Raqqa, Al-Hasakeh, Homs and Rural Damascus.
Security situation: OHCHR recorded 46 conflict-related civilian casualties: 13 killed and 33 injured, which represents a 142% increase compared with March 2018. Mines, booby traps and ERW accounted for 33% of casualties.
Freedom of movement: On April 23, a man died while crossing the contact line at the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint. Due to the absence of an ambulance at the checkpoint, the man could not receive life-saving assistance.
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.
The political and security situation in Libya continues to be deeply divided, as three authorities including the Tripoli based UN-backed Government of National Accord, vie for political legitimacy, control of territory, resources and infrastructure. Armed conflict and political instability have impacted the lives of more than three million people across the country, displacing hundreds of thousands and disrupting people’s access to basic services, including fuel and electrical power, as well as severely constraining life-saving protection and humanitarian assistance.
Stratégie protection de l’Equipe Humanitaire Pays
Durant la retraite de l’Équipe Humanitaire Pays, un plan d’action pour la stratégie de protection a été élaboré.
Les trois objectifs stratégiques sont les suivants :
Objectif 1 : Garantir que la protection soit transversale dans la réponse humanitaire au Niger et assurer que ce soit le cas à tous les niveaux de la réponse sectorielle
Objectif 2 : Garantir un environnement protecteur
There was little change in the overall conflict during February and March.Fighting characterised by airstrikes and shelling continued on the major frontlines in Hajja,Al-Jawf,Nihm,Marib,Taiz,Al-Bayda and Lahj, including regular reports of civilian casualties, both on and away from frontline areas. Meanwhile, missiles continued to be launched across the border into Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh,which prompted retaliatory airstrikes on locations in Yemen,including civilian areas.
- Security situation: In March 2018, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 13 injured; 15 of the civilian casualties are caused by ERW and mine-related incidents.
- Freedom of movement: On March 23, one civilian reportedly died due to a heart attack while crossing the contact line on the NGCA side of Hnutove checkpoint. On March 27, a 60 year old man suffered a heart attack while crossing the checkpoint in Marinka.
SALAH AL-DIN GOVERNORATE - GENERAL CONTEXT
ANBAR GOVERNORATE - GENERAL CONTEXT
DIYALA GOVERNORATE - GENERAL CONTEXT
According to the IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), in February, returns continued to take place although they were limited returns to Khanaqin district. A limited 350 IDP families (2,100 individuals) had returned to Khanaqin district, bringing the total number of returnee families in the Governorate since mid2015 to 36,586 (219,516 individuals).
NINEWA GOVERNORATE - GENERAL CONTEXT
The Protection Cluster, Child Protection, GBV and Mine Action Sub-Clusters members responded to large scale displacement through their emergency service provision. 19 Cluster members provided 23,248 protection interventions to IDPs and affected host community members, providing the response to 65 communities within 21 sub-districts in Idleb and Aleppo, reaching 14,835 individuals (5,587 girls, 3,678 boys, 4,371 women, and 1,199 men).
The report covers detailed findings in the areas of rights, basic services, vulnerability, demographic groups, and explosive hazards and security incidents. Findings are disaggregated by geographic location.
A brief summary of recommendations is as follows:
Improve public information about aid distribution
Improve access to services and assistance for vulnerable populations
Improve access to low cost, quality health services
Improve access to affordable, reliable and quality shelter
This analysis provides a snapshot of the protection sector response as a whole, as of 30 December 2017, including information on geographical coverage and progress against 2017 HRP targets. It is based on 4W reporting from protection partners operating in the various hubs. By the end of December 2017, the Whole of Syria protection sector, including Child Protection, GBV and Mine Action, has provided 7.3M protection interventions across Syria (76% of the 2017 HRP target), 947,000 of which were reported in December 2017.
Mine and UXO contamination affects the lives of two million people in eastern Ukraine, putting vital civilian infrastructure facilities at risk, inhibiting freedom of movement, access to livelihoods and limiting recreational activities for children.