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

Context

During the reporting period, the hostilities which began in November 2017 between the Government of Syria (GoS) forces and non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in north-western Syria continued unabated. According to the IDP task force, 184,104 IDP arrivals were reported in Idleb governorate during January, the majority of whom came from the southern and southeastern countryside, where the bulk of the hostilities was concentrated. Attacks on civilian infrastructure continued forcing the education authorities to suspend activities repeatedly.  Furthermore, the Health Cluster reported the occurrence of 20 attacks on health care in Idleb governorate during January, of which 17 are verified. In northern rural Aleppo, Turkish Armed Forces and FSA factions started operation Olive Branch against the Syrian Democratic Forces in Afrin district. As the military operation continues in Afrin, people reportedly are displacing from villages that are witnessing hostilities to surrounding villages where they are hosted by the local community.  In Rural Damascus, hostilities in Eastern Ghouta continued causing displacement of tens of families from the eastern part of the enclave.

Sector Activities

People reached numbers reported are for January 2018 only.
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-Feb 2018), Early Recovery cluster members reached 2,710 total beneficiaries with 449 direct beneficiaries and 2,261 indirect beneficiaries. 212 directly benefited from Vocational and skills training provided, 76 benefited from Entrepreneurship supported and 60 benefited from IDP Integration. Rest of the ER activities concentrated in Civic engagement initiatives support with 51 direct beneficiaries and Short-term work opportunities created reached 50 direct beneficiaries.
FSL Cluster in January 2018, a total of 827,039 beneficiaries were reached with food baskets (in kind, cash and voucher); additionally, 804,847 beneficiaries reached with emergency food rations, mixed food items and other food commodities in addition to bread/flour distribution FSL cluster reached 74,546 beneficiaries with agriculture & livelihood activities.
Health cluster reached 7,778 people with referrals; 1,055,349 outpatient consultations were provided; with trainings: 33 doctors, nurses, midwives and CHW trainees reached and 25,921 minor and major surgeries were supported; 9,639 deliveries assisted by skilled birth attendants.
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.
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. 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.
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 CCCM cluster tracked 601,092 IDPs and has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 368,512 IDPs living in 386 informal settlements in January 2018.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
31 Jan 2018
Map/Infographic Type: 
Activities
Theme(s): 
Information Management
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020