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Situation Report 11: Recent Developments in Northwestern Syria as of 6 September 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian situation for people in northwest Syria continues to deteriorate as the latest escalation in hostilities is now in its fourth month. 
  • Hundreds of civilians have been killed or injured due to airstrikes and shelling since 1 May while almost 630,000 displacements [1] took place as people have fled their homes to escape from violence and to reach essential services that they need to survive. 
  • The overwhelming majority of the displaced people are moving to densely-populated areas close to the Turkish border in northern Idleb governorate, where humanitarian assistance is overstretched. 
  • While the humanitarian response is ongoing to address the pressing needs of the newly displaced individuals as well as host communities, additional funding is urgently required to maintain and scale-up the current levels of emergency response in the coming weeks and months.

 

(Note: [1] - Individual movements, which may be the same person more than once.)

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
06 Sep 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2019