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Syria: NFI Monthly, February 2017, Issue No.2


  • The sector continues to address the humanitarian needs of the affected population (IDPs, host, returnees) through out the country. In eastern Aleppo, IOM reached at least 15,500 beneficiaries including returnees while UNHCR served at least 86,000 beneficiaries including the displaced population. UNICEF also provided winter kits and blankets to at least 14,000 children. In western Aleppo, Al Taalouf continues to distribute firewood at Jibreen collective shelter. While majority of the neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo are now accessible, presence of unexploded ordinance and other remnants of war can put the safety of returnees at risk and has hampered the delivery of full-scale humanitarian assistance.
  • The sector participated in an inter-agency convoy on 5 th of February to Talbiseh, a hard to reach community in Homs governorate. As part of Rastan Response, UNHCR with SARC distributed 6,000 blankets to 1,200 families (estimated 6,000 persons).
  • The sector continues to update its contingency plan and stock readiness to address the humanitarian needs of displaced population particularly in relation to the ongoing crisis in Ar Raqqa governorate. The so called Euphrates Wrath Operation against ISIS-affiliated groups, which started in mid-November 2016, has displaced up to 40,000 people mostly in Ein Issa and Tel Abiad sub-districts. The third phase of the operation commenced on 4 February and the number of additional displaced population remain to be determined. Winter kits including clothing, stoves/heaters, and heating fuel are some to of the needs identified among the displaced population.
  • The sector advertised in February the Information Management Associate post which is based in Aleppo City. The incoming staff will help facilitate the sector field coordination responsibilities in Aleppo through provision of IM technical support ranging from data collection, information processing, visualization and analysis to information sharing and dissemination¬†
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Original Publication Date: 
09 Apr 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Syria: Crisis 2011-2018