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Turkey | Syria: Developments in Idleb Governorate and Western Countryside of Aleppo (as of 15 February 2017)

Highlights:

 On 23 January, tensions and small-scale clashes erupted between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in Idleb Governorate and the western countryside of Aleppo, hindering civilian and humanitarian movement.

 On 24 January, due to the escalation in tensions and continued clashes, UN cross-border shipments were suspended, but resumed the next day. Additionally, a number of humanitarian organizations temporarily suspended food distributions, education activities, and WASH projects.

 Following a period of decreased hostility since the ceasefire went into effect on 30 December, civilians and civilian infrastructure continue to be attacked. On 07 February, 30 people were killed after airstrikes struck multiple locations in Idleb city.

 In spite of the challenging circumstances, humanitarian partners continue to respond to the needs of the affected population in Idleb Governorate, including the 17,000 IDPs from eastern Aleppo City. This also includes 2,059 internally-displaced people who arrived in Idleb Governorate from the Wadi Barada area on 28 January, after a reconciliation agreement was reached between the parties to the conflict

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Original Publication Date: 
16 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report