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Flash Update #1: Humanitarian impact of military operation in north-eastern Syria as of 10 October 2019

Situation overview:
On 9 October, Turkey announced the start of military operations in north-eastern Syria home to an estimated 3 million people. The potential affected area includes SDF-controlled areas, where an estimated 2.2 million people live, including 1.3 million in need of humanitarian assistance, as well as Government-controlled Quamishli and Hassakeh city, hosting 450,000 people. The scale of the current operations remains unclear, but partners are using a humanitarian planning figure of up to 100,000 people, noting that this figure is very susceptible to be revised  depending on developments. North-eastern Syria is one of the most complex operating environments in the country due to ongoing insecurity, high-levels of displacement and concerns about challenges as people move.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
10 Oct 2019
Document type: 
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