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Situation Report #14: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 15 May 2020)


  1. A dire humanitarian situation persists in northwest Syria as short-term emergency needs are compounded by longer-term needs.
  2. Civilians are affected by a deteriorating security situation, due to increases in improvised explosive device (IED) incidents and conflicts between NSAGs and between NSAGs and civilians.
  3. The value of the Syrian Pound continues to reach new lows, exacerbating the economic vulnerability of people in northwest Syria.
  4. No cases of COVID-19 have been identified in northwest Syria. Movement restrictions imposed as precautions are reportedly contributing to an increase in gender-based violence (GBV) disproportionately affecting women and girls.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
15 May 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021