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Situation Report 10: Recent Developments in Northwestern Syria as of 23 August 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian situation in northwest Syria continues to deteriorate as the latest escalation in hostilities is set to enter its fourth month.
  • Hundreds of civilians have been killed or injured due to airstrikes and shelling since 1 May while more than 400,000 people are estimated to have fled their homes to escape from violence.
  • The overwhelming majority of the displaced people are moving to densely-populated areas close to the Turkish border in northern Idleb governorate, where humanitarian assistance is overstretched.
  • Humanitarian response is ongoing to address the pressing needs of the newly displaced individuals as well as host communities. Hundreds of thousands of people are receiving critical assistance essential for their survival. However, additional funding is urgently required to maintain and scale-up the current levels of emergency response in the coming weeks and months.
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
23 Aug 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
Humanitarian Assistance
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2019