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Flash Update #2: Humanitarian impact of the military operation in north-eastern Syria as of 11 October 2019


 Heavy fighting and advances continue with some changes in control reported in areas along the border. Reportedly, about 100,000 people have been displaced in the last two days; an estimated 35,000  people from Tell Abiad and surrounding areas; and an estimated 65,000 people from Ras El Ain. There are reports of further displacements though numbers are not yet known.

 There have been reports of casualties and injuries on both sides of the border. The UN is working to verify additional reports of casualties on both sides.

 The Mabroka displacement camp, hosting about 5,000 people, started evacuating people on 11 October due to insecurity in the area. Camp management have indicated similar relocation plans
for Ein Issa camp, which hosts 13,200 people.

 The water situation in Al-Hasakeh city and rural areas is deteriorating. The Allouk water station in Ras Al-Ain, which supplies Al-Hasakeh city and surrounding areas remains inoperable after being hit on 9 and 10 October. Technical teams attempting to repair the station have been unable to access due to ongoing hostilities. Efforts are being made by the UN to advocate for access for the technical team to restore the water station. An estimated 400,000 people are affected by the suspension.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
11 Oct 2019
Document type: 
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