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Syria Crisis: North East Syria - Situation Report No. 22 (1 February – 14 March 2018)

Syria Crisis: North East Syria - Situation Report No. 22 (1 February – 14 March 2018)

Highlights

 As of 12 March 2018 an estimated 95,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017.

 Among those trying to return home, more than 658 have been injured and 130 were confirmed to have been killed by explosive hazards since last October. On average, since January 2018 approximately 20-25 blast wounded incidents occur per week in Ar-Raqqa City.

 In Deir-ez-Zor governorate, ongoing clashes between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continued creating new waves of displacement. In other areas of the governorate, an estimated 127,000 people have returned since end of 2017.

 Partners continue to face challenges in responding in northeast Syria, including administrative restrictions, pending security approvals to access restricted areas, and high levels of explosive hazard contamination.

 The first pilot convoy of eight trucks successfully crossed Yaroubiah crossing on 7 and 8 March. The convoy brought needed health and nutritional supplies for up to 40,000 beneficiaries.

 

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
20 Mar 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2019