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Flash Update: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 2 April 2020)

Highlights

  1. Despite the decrease in hostilities in northwest Syria due to the 6 March ceasefire, humanitarian needs for nearly 4 million people remain severe. Humanitarian assistance is at its highest levels since the establishment of the cross-border resolution.
  2. Millions of people are at high risk of COVID-19. A preparedness/response plan identifies a need of $30 million to address needs.
  3. Testing for COVID-19 in northwest Syria has begun, with no confirmed cases.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
02 Apr 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020