Humanitarianresponse Logo

OCHA Flash Update Syria Crisis – Eastern Ghouta No. 1, 26 March 2017

1. Highlights

● The escalation of hostilities since the beginning of February has put hundreds of thousands of people living in the besieged eastern Ghouta enclave and up to 25,000-30,000 people remaining in Barzeh and Qaboun at risk, and led to a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in these areas.

● Since 19 March, civilians in the eastern parts of Damascus city have also been affected by the operation launched by Non-state Armed Groups (NSAGs) in Jobar and Qaboun.

● The closure of formal and informal access routes to eastern Ghouta has led to sharp price hikes, limiting people’s access to basic commodities.

● Over 27,000 people have been displaced from Barzeh, Qaboun and West Harasta to At Tall and to locations within Eastern Ghouta to date. 

Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
26 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2017