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Situation Report #15: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 12 June 2020)


  1. The Syrian Pound has halved in value since the beginning of May, pushing prices of basic necessities to record highs and further out of reach for people in northwest Syria.
  2. Renewed displacement has been reported from some parts of southern Idleb governorate and northern Hama governorate following hostilities in the area.
  3. No laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in northwest Syria to date. Efforts remain focused on awareness raising and measures to mitigate an outbreak, with preparation for an effective response in the event of any cases.
  4. Major humanitarian needs persist across all sectors. Due to the pressures of COVID-19 mitigation measures and the economic deterioration, there are increasing reports of gender-based protection issues such as short-term marriages, domestic violence, divorces and forced abortions.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
12 Jun 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021