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Situation Report #16: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 26 June 2020)


  1. The rapid devaluation of the Syrian Pound has created severe economic instability and is making daily life unaffordable and unlivable for people in northwest Syria.
  2. This has a disproportionate effect on women, children, the elderly, the disabled, and others with specific vulnerabilities. Reports of child labour and child marriage, domestic violence, and scavenging for food or supplies are increasing.
  3. New displacement is being reported from some frontline locations following conflict in these areas, while returns to other areas continue to be reported.
  4. COVID-19 preparedness and prevention measures continue, while no cases have yet been confirmed in northwest Syria.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
26 Jun 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021