SARG, GoRF military offensive displaces up to 325,000 people in southern Syria, impedes humanitarian access
An estimated 1.5 million people remain in HTR areas of Syria, including 8,100 people in besieged locations
UN, SARC deliver humanitarian aid for 108,000 people in Ar Rastan for first time since SARG recapture in May
Manuela Rehr, Muhammad Shoaib, Sara Ellithy, Suhib Okour, Cono Ariti, Idriss Ait-Bouziad, Paul van den Bosch, Anais Deprade, Mohammad Altarawneh, Abdel Shafei, Sadeq Gabashneh and Annick Lenglet
Conflict and Health201812:33
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0168-7© The Author(s). 2018
Thousands of Syrians forced from their homes due to the recent fighting in Dar’a are unable to get the help they desperately need, Oxfam said today.
Amid scorching summer temperatures, families need shelter, water, food and medical care but access for humanitarian agencies is limited and not enough assistance has been able to cross the border into Syria from Jordan.
Recent clashes had seen the largest and fastest displacement of civilians since the Syria conflict began, with more than 330,000 people fleeing their homes during the two-week Syrian government offensive.
GENEVA – Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Charity, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi signed an agreement today at the Geneva headquarters of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support over 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and Lebanon.
The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis.
The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted in Syria through crossborder modalities from Jordan and Turkey.
Zaatari is home to 78,552 refugees, nearly 20% are under five years old.
20% of households are female headed.
Average of 80 births per week, and 14,000 weekly consultations.
Total of 5,074 refugees engaged in cash for work inside the camp 21,400 children are enrolled in 31 schools, with 58 community centres offering activities.
10,000 refugees have work permits. 12% are women
51 National Staff
7 International Staff
The present document was prepared for the Brussels II Conference.
The document was jointly developed by the Government of Jordan, the EU and the United Nations.
Most MENA countries have high immunization coverage rates. But immunization coverage has dropped considerably in some (including Iraq, the Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen), due to the conflicts, instability and the prevailing geopolitical situation in the region. Approximately 1.3 million surviving infants in MENA missed their third dose of DTP vaccine in 2016. In many of the region’s countries, problems of equity persist, particularly concerning displaced populations, nomads, ethnic groups and marginalized urban populations.
The conflict in Syria still continues to drive the largest refugee crisis in the world – there are over 5.6 million Syrian refugees registered, with over 2.6 million being children, in a region faced with deepening economic, social and development challenges.
Host countries have demonstrated outstanding generosity to Syrian refugees for many years despite the huge pressure on national services and infrastructure – the international community must enhance their support to these countries on the front line, providing a global public good.
As the recent upsurge in violence highlights, the conflict in Syria continues to spell a massive political, humanitarian and development crisis across an entire region, with no end in sight.
Syria continues to experience destruction to almost every aspect of life and livelihoods, including massive devastation of homes, businesses, basic services and infrastructure.
Sixty-nine percent of Syrians inside the country live in extreme poverty and 13.1 million people there require humanitarian assistance.
On 5 July, intense air and ground-based strikes on Dar’a city and eastern and western rural areas resulted in the reported death of 18 people including 14 children and 3 women with several more injured. In south-western Syria, military operations have displaced up to 325,000 people are reported to be displaced since 17 June. Of those, up to 189,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have moved to areas near the Golan and up to 59,000 people were displaced to areas near the Al-Nasib border crossing with Jordan.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.
IRC launches mobile health operations at border with Jordan
Also providing health care and cash support in Quneitra close to Golan Heights
IRC forced to suspend critical aid programs in eastern Dar’a because of fighting
AMMAN, July 5, 2018 – Intense fighting in southern Syria has displaced some 330,000 people and has led to dozens of deaths, including among women and children, since 17 June. This is the largest displacement in the south since the conflict began more than seven years ago. The situation is dire and humanitarian needs are growing by the day. Civilians are in desperate need of shelter, clean water and sanitation.
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 26 JUNE 2018)
Sustained hostilities in south-west Syria since 17 June and rapid advances by the Government of Syria (GoS) army have led to the displacement of an estimated 285,000 – 325,000 individuals as of 4 July. Of those, up to 189,000 IDPs have moved to areas in close proximity to the Golan Heights and up to 59,000 individuals were displaced to areas near the Al-Nasib border crossing with Jordan.
4 July, Amman, Jordan - The United Nations is deeply alarmed about the violence in southern Syria, which is forcing families to flee their homes and has caused civilian deaths and damage to civilian infrastructure. This is the largest population displacement in southern Syria since the onset of the crisis.
At least 270,000 people have reportedly been displaced in southern Syria since 18 June due to fighting and military campaigns. Nearly half of them are children.
1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.
15 million distributed in May 2018, > USD 60 million so far in 2018.
585,317 individuals reached with cash assistance in 2018 so far, 423,269 in May alone.
USD 116 million is urgently required to continue providing cash assistance to nearly 87,000 Syrian refugee families (some 435,000 individuals) across the region throughout the second half of 2018.