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Flash Update: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 29 May 2020)

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. A dire humanitarian situation persists in northwest Syria as short-term emergency needs are compounded by longer-term needs.
  2. The deteriorating economic situation, coupled with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbates pre-existing humanitarian needs and creates new ones while vital goods such as food, water and hygiene items become increasingly unaffordable.
  3. To date, no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in northwest Syria. Humanitarian partners continue prevention activities and preparations to address potential cases.

 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
29 May 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
COVID-19
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020