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Situation Report #37: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria and RAATA (March 2022)

Latest Developments 

  • 1) Artillery shelling occurred on most days, while there was a significant decrease in airstrikes. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said shelling injured at least 6 civilians in March, including a child.
  • 2) The Humanitarian Needs Assessment Programme (HNAP) recorded 7,982 new displacements of people, primarily due to the deterioration of the economic situation.
  • 3) COVID-19 cases increased for a second consecutive month. In March, 5,386 new cases and 49 associated deaths were recorded, compared to 4,147 cases in February. 4.4% of the population are fully vaccinated, while  8.7% of the population received one dose.
  • 4) Floods affected 19 displacement sites and strong winds affected 217 sites in March. Six sites received heavy snowfall. More than 3,000 tents were damaged and 2,400 tents were destroyed.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
20 Apr 2022
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2022