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Syria Crisis: North East Syria - Situation Report No. 23 (15 March – 15 April 2018)

Syria Crisis: North East Syria - Situation Report No. 23 (15 March – 15 April 2018)

Highlights

• An estimated 98,000 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017, although conditions for return remain unsafe. Explosive hazard contamination remains a major protection concern, which continues to hamper humanitarian access, the ability to conduct assessments and challenges the principle of safe return in Ar-Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor governorates.

• A UN humanitarian assessment team deployed to Ar-Raqqa city on 1 April to assess the humanitarian situation. It noted large-scale destruction throughout the city, a critical level of explosive hazard contamination amidst insufficient resources for surveying and removal of explosive hazards, as well as a shortage of public services.

• Following the escalation of hostilities in Afrin, new but limited displacement from the area has been reported. Some 160 families received and assisted in Newroz site, few others arrived in northern Al-Hasakeh Governorate and a slightly higher number of arrivals was reported in Menbij.

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