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Situation Report #6: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria (as of 15 January 2020)


  1. Since 1 December 2019, almost 350,000 people fled from their homes, mainly from southern Idleb governorate, moving further north away from the hostilities.
  2. Most of the recently displaced people moved to urban centres and IDP camps in northwestern Idleb. Tens of thousands have reportedly moved to areas such as Afrin and A’zaz in northern Aleppo governorate seeking safety and access to services.
  3. An unstable security situation prevails with daily reports of bombardments, affecting civilian infrastructures, such as schools and IDP camps.
  4. Displacement during winter is further exacerbating the vulnerability of those affected. Many who fled are in urgent need of humanitarian support, particularly shelter, food, health, non-food and winterization assistance.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
15 Jan 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020