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.
Civilian casualties: In September, OHCHR recorded 20 conflict-related civilian casualties (5 killed and 15 injured). Three boys were killed and one severely injured due to a landmine explosion near Horlivka (Donetsk NGCA). Overall, mine and ERW-related incidents accounted for 50% of casualties.
Security: On 11 September, a school in Zolote-5 (Luhansk NGCA) came under fire and children were evacuated to bomb shelters.
Civilian casualties: In July-August OHCHR recorded 26 conflict-related civilian casualties (4 killed and 22 injured). Contamination of agricultural lands by mines and UXOs led to four casualties among agricultural workers.
Población censada: 1010 personas
Riesgos de protección
• Fuerte presencia; control social y territorial de grupos armados.
• Amenazas a líderes de la comunidad.
• Presencia de minas.
• Falta de acceso a asistencia y servicio.
• Alta tasa de gestantes menores de edad.
• Violencia sexual normalizada y no denunciada;
desconocimiento de la ruta nacional.
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 a reliance on harmful coping mechanisms, civilians face numerous and overlapping protection risks. Despite the challenging security environment, humanitarian actors continue to respond to the humanitarian needs occurring on an overwhelming scale in Syria.
Civilian casualties: OHCHR recorded 61 conflict-related civilian casualties. This is a 32 per cent increase compared with April 2018.
Security situation: A significant increase of hostilities affecting more than 20 settlements on both sides of the contact line resulted in damage to over 192 civilian houses and flats, 6 educational and healthcare facilities 1 and disruption of electricity, water and gas supply.
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.
- 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.
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
From January to December 2017, the Protection sector conducted 7.3M interventions in 1,975 communities in 238 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.
Security situation: In November 2017, OHCHR recorded 25 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 20 injured. 68% of all civilian casualties are mine-related.
Mine Action: On November 5, one child was reportedly killed and two more injured due to an unexploded ordinance detonation at a school in Staromykhailivka (Donetsk region, NGCA).
On November 16, pupils were evacuated from a school in Kremenivka (Donetsk region, GCA), as an unexploded ordinance was found in the school yard.
Background and Overview
The Syrian conflict, now in its seventh year, has caused the continued and staggering suffering of civilians. In the context of armed conflict, besiegement, displacement, increasing poverty and a reliance on harmful coping mechanisms, civilians face numerous and overlapping protection risks.
Despite the challenging security environment, humanitarian actors continue to respond to the overwhelming scale of humanitarian and protection needs in Syria.
Security situation: In September 2017, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 2 killed and 16 injured.
Mine Action: On September 11, one civilian was killed in an explosion in Mariupol (Donetsk region, GCA), reportedly as a result of mishandling of explosive ordinances.
According to DRC/DDG, since June 2014, 430 people have been killed and 881 injured in mine related incidents.