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Situation Report #18: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 25 July 2020)

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. 23 people with COVID-19 have been identified in northwest Syria. Contact tracing has been activated and efforts continue to mitigate the spread of the virus and raise awareness about COVID-19 risks and precautions.
  2. Increased hostilities in the Idleb area and northern Aleppo were reported, including shelling, airstrikes, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). At least 22 people were killed and 126 injured due to IEDs from 2-19 July, most of these in a single incident in Saju on 19 July.
  3. Major humanitarian needs persist across all sectors while the vulnerability of the people is exacerbated by the devaluation of the Syrian Pound and the impact of COVID-19. Increasing protection issues continue to be reported, including gender-based violence such as early marriages, short-term marriages, forced abortions and domestic violence.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
25 Jul 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
COVID-19
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020