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Turkey|Syria: Cross-Border Humanitarian Reach and Activities from Turkey, November 2018//Türkiye|Suriye: Türkiye Üzerinden Sınır Ötesi İnsani Erişim ve Aktiviteler, Kasım 2018//تركيا/سوريا: الوصول والنشاط الإنساني عبر الحدود من تركيا تشرين الثاني


During November conflict continued to be reduced compared to earlier in the year, largely due to the continued implementation of the “de-militarized zone” (DMZ) in much of Idleb. Nonetheless, some 40,000 IDP movements were recorded in Idleb Governorate during the month. These people were from Homs, Hama, and Aleppo Governorates, or were temporary displaced due to shelling and low level conflict along the frontlines of the DMZ.  An alleged chemical attack on a GoS-controlled area of western Aleppo occurred on 24 November, which was followed by retaliatory airstrikes, the first since the announcement of the DMZ in September. Conflict also sporadically occurred between non-state armed groups. Humanitarian access continued to be constrained by interference by armed actors and local authorities, insecurity, and criminality,


People reached numbers reported are for Nov 2018 only.

Education cluster since the beginning of the year (Jan-Nov 2018), Education cluster provided children and adolescents with regular self-learning materials and digital learning materials, provision/rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities in TLS/ schools, Rehabilitation of learning centers, incentives/allowances for teaching staff, non-formal education (NFE), professional development to teaching staff (active learning, self-learning, life skills), textbooks, life skills based trainings, basic education materials, psychological support and recreational activities, provision of fuel for heating in learning centers and teaching kits, develop & strengthen M&E capacities of education actors, early childhood education (ECE) / early childhood development (ECD) and awareness raising campaigns.

Early Recovery cluster Since the beginning of the year (Jan-Nov 2018),  Early Recovery members reached 3,504,451 total beneficiaries with 406,442 direct beneficiaries  and 3,504,451 indirect beneficiaries.  73,645 directly benefited from rehabilitation of other social infrastructure while 67,567 benefited from rehabilitation of access to basic utilities (electricity, gas, water, sewage) and 66,570 benefited from removal of debris and waste.  Rest of the ER activities concentrated in vocational and skills training provided with 30,459  direct beneficiaries and Short-term work opportunities created reached 12,707 direct beneficiaries while Capacity and equipment support to local public service providers  reached 8,154 direct beneficiaries.

FSL Cluster  in November 2018, a total of 711,409 beneficiaries were reached with food baskets (in kind, cash and voucher); additionally, 1,561,008 beneficiaries reached with emergency food rations, mixed food items and other food commodities in addition to bread/flour distribution FSL cluster reached 24,336 beneficiaries with agriculture & livelihood activities.

Shelter cluster provided rental assistance, construction materials/tools, emergency shelter kits (e.g. tents) and emergency shelter; also rehabilitation of private housing and collective centers. Moreover, shelter cluster provided information/counselling on housing, land & property rights.

NFI cluster provided NFI kits (in-kind, cash, voucher) and training of stakeholders on resilience oriented NFI skills and capacities.

WASH cluster reached beneficiaries with direct water provision, water trucking bottles, private boreholes, household water treatments, maintenances/ cleanings of communal sewages, constructions or rehabilitations of communal latrines and household.

Nutrition cluster supported and provided IYCF-E messages by outreach workers, BMS supports and re-lactation supports for 0-6 month year old infants; children lipid-based nutrient supplements, complementary foods, inpatient SAM treatments, MAM treatments, vitamin A, malnutrition screenings, multiple micronutrients; health staff trained on IYCF and CMAM guidelines; lactating women’s receive vitamin A; PLWs reached with MAM treatments, counselled on appropriate IYCF, screened for malnutrition, supplemented with multiple micronutrients, received food assistance and non-food items; psychosocial counselling sessions for caregivers with children less than 2 years old.

Protection cluster provided awareness raising through campaigns and contact initiatives, case management, child protection and psychosocial support, including parenting programmes, develop community level referral pathways, legal assistance, material/cash assistance, outreach activities, psychosocial support, recreation and early childhood development kits, risk education, specialised child protection services, training of front line responders and humanitarian actors, women and girls accessing safe spaces and other socio-economic support.

GBV SC provided case management and PSS to GBV survivors, organized psychosocial recreational and skills building activities for women and girls accessing safe spaces and continued investing in the capacity building of GBV organizations to enhance the quality of services. For this month, GBV SC created and shared (in line with ISP) Referral Pathways for 12 districts.

CCCM cluster tracked 70,743 IDPs and has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 405,704 IDPs in Nov 2018.

Health cluster reached 8,544 people with referrals; 963,233 outpatient consultations were provided;  10,515 persons with disabilities supported and 4,689 mental health consultations.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
30 Nov 2018
Map/Infographic Type: 
Information Management
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