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Situation Report #19: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 21 August 2020)

Highlights

  1. 59 people tested positive for COVID-19 in northwest Syria as of 20 August. Response efforts focus on contact tracing, containing the spread of the virus and raising awareness about COVID-19 risks and precautions.
  2. Increasing hostilities continue to be reported in the Idleb area and northern Aleppo, especially in locations south of the M4 highway. Explosive hazards and tensions between armed groups further undermine the security situation and imperil civilians’ lives.
  3. COVID-19 and economic deterioration compound existing humanitarian needs across all sectors in all parts of northwest Syria.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
21 Aug 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
COVID-19
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020