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25 Oct 2018 description

Situational Overview

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.

03 Oct 2018 description
  • Internal displacement: From 1 January to the end of August 2018, 223,169 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 32 out of 34 provinces had recorded some level of forced displacement, while another 32 provinces are hosting IDPs. 56% IDPs are children, facing additional risks due to the flight and plight of the displacement, including child recruitment, child labour and increased GBV risks. According to OCHA, 18% IDPs are displaced in hard to reach areas.

13 Sep 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • 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.

01 Aug 2018 description

Situational Overview

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.

23 Jun 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • 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.

21 May 2018 description

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.

21 May 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • 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.

07 May 2018 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.

07 Mar 2018 description

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

22 Feb 2018 description
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Outlook for 2018

  • 333,7 M USD requested by the Protection Sector in Draft HRP 2018 of which approximately 220 M USD within Syria Syria hub --> 158 Sub-Districts covered and 79% in Severity Scale 3-6

  • 5 UN agencies, 7 INGOs, 4 NGOs operating from inside Syria with projects in the draft HRP 2018

GENERAL PROTECTION

05 Feb 2018 description

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.

08 Jan 2018 description

From January to October 2017, the Protection sector conducted 6.5M interventions in 1,841 communities in 233 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.

19 Dec 2017 description

A protection response along a common multiyear humanitarian strategy

For the first time in Sudan, a multi-year humanitarian strategy has been adopted by the humanitarian community. Along with other sectors, the protection sector, and its child protection, GBV and mine action subsectors, started to review its response to ensure consistency with the humanitarian strategy, which proposes results reflecting three areas of concern.

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.

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.

08 Nov 2017 description

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.