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Situation Report 9: Recent Developments in Northwestern Syria as of 8 August 2019

Highlights

  • Violence in northwest Syria continues, despite a conditional ceasefire between 2-5 August. The ceasefire brought brief respite for civilian populations.
  • Hundreds of civilians have been killed or injured in the recent violence, and some 500,000 movements of displaced people have occurred. Within this number, some people have displaced multiple times. People have few remaining options to displace to, as most areas considered relatively safe are over-crowded and humanitarian assistance is overstretched.
  • The widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure and basic services continues, with schools, health facilities, bakeries, markets, water stations, and residential areas damaged or destroyed in the fighting.
  • Humanitarian response is ongoing although more funding is needed to meet needs in the coming weeks and months. Hundreds of thousands of people are receiving critical assistance essential for their survival
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
08 Aug 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
Humanitarian Assistance
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2019