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Turkey|Syria: Cross-Border Humanitarian Reach and Activities from Turkey, January 2019//Türkiye|Suriye: Türkiye Üzerinden Sınır Ötesi İnsani Erişim ve Aktiviteler, Ocak 2019//تركيا/سوريا: الوصول والنشاط الإنساني عبر الحدود من تركيا كانون الثاني

Context

In January 2019, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham group (HTS) initiated an offensive against some Non-state Armed Groups (NSAGs) in northwest Syria. The airstrikes by GoS forces were reported in west Aleppo countryside after HTS expansion resulting in some civilian casualties. The exchange of fires and shelling between the GoS and NSAGs forces was reported around DMZ areas. A limited number of humanitarian activities and basic services were also suspended due to the increase in violence. In addition, heavy rainfall during the last week of December caused severe flash flooding in Idleb and Aleppo governorates. Several camps and camp sites were directly affected by the floods. Hundreds of tents were reportedly swept away and concrete houses in the camps collapsed. A rapid assessment conducted in January reported that about 85,000 people were directly affected by the flood.

SECTOR ACTIVITIES

People reached numbers reported are for Jan-2019 only.
Education cluster 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 members reached 37,714 direct beneficiaries in 48 subdistricts and 106 communities.  17,643 directly benefited from rehabilitation of access to basic utilities (electricity, gas, water, sewage) while 10,416 benefited from removal of debris and waste and 4,228 benefited from rehabilitation of other social infrastructure.  Rest of the ER activities concentrated in Vocational and skills training provided with 2,245 direct beneficiaries and Rehabilitation of education facilities reached 1,218  direct beneficiaries while short-term work opportunities created reached 983 direct beneficiaries.
FSL Cluster  in January 2019, a total of 687,240 beneficiaries were reached with food baskets (in kind, cash and voucher);  1,283,187 beneficiaries reached with emergency food rations, mixed food items and other food commodities in addition to bread/flour distribution FSL cluster reached 25,253 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 members continued to provide case management and other specialized services to GBV survivors. They also continued to conduct GBV empowerment interventions for women and girls such as life skills and skill-building activities as well as GBV prevention activities targeting women, men, boys and girls. For January, the GBV SC drafted their annual Work Plan, produced a GBV quarterly trend analysis in order to inform partners GBV programming and for advocacy purposes. The GBV SC also produced an activity report of the 16 Days of Activism against GBV Campaign, which underlines main achievements and challenges.
CCCM cluster tracked 500,867 IDPs and has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 453,184 IDPs in Jan 2019.
Health cluster reached 8,984 people with referrals; 905,502 outpatient consultations were provided;  13,329 persons with disabilities supported and 3,794 mental health consultations.

 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
31 Jan 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Activities
Theme(s): 
Information Management
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep