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OCHA Flash Update: Recent Developments in Northwestern Syria (as of 16 January 2018)

OCHA Flash Update: Recent Developments in Northwestern Syria (as of 16 January 2018) 

Highlights

• Hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued unabated in many areas in southern rural Idleb, northern rural Hama and southern rural Aleppo.

• Civilian displacement continues as hostilities intensify. The Cluster has tracked a total of 212,140 displacements (some may be secondary displacements) since December 15th, 2017 to date. At sub-district level, the Cluster tracked 58,338 arrivals in Dana, 18,801 in Ma’arrat An Nu’man, 14,127 in Saraqab, 12,883 in Idleb, 12,88 in Ariha and 10,255 in Kafr Nobol. Displacement to Government of Syria held areas in Hama Governorate was also reported.

• Attacks on civilian infrastructure continued with reported attacks on health facilities and personnel, schools, and civil defense centers.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
16 Jan 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report