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Turkey | Syria: Latest Developments in North-western Syria (as of 19 April 2018)


  • Since 14 March, over 67,000 people have been displaced to north-western Syria and northern rural Aleppo from East Ghouta in Rural Damascus and the Al-Qadam neighbourhood in Damascus city, following agreements between the Government of Syria and the non-state armed groups. Those who moved continue to report their mental and physical exhaustion due to the experience of living under siege and bombardments for many years.
  • The UN and humanitarian organizations face a funding gap of an estimated $100 million to provide life-saving assistance and services to the IDPs, who were displaced to northern Syria. This is in addition to the $95 million required to assist those who displaced to areas in rural Damascus, remain in areas of East Ghouta that recently shifted control including those who remained in Duma city.
  • The Turkey Humanitarian Fund (THF), which has been an integral part of the humanitarian response over the past years, is almost depleted. Urgent support is needed to ensure that the THF is capable to fund humanitarian activities when emergencies occur. 
  • In their efforts to respond to the people displacing from East Ghouta and Al-Qadam, humanitarian organizations are using rapidly depleting available resources to provide emergency assistance and services. The reprioritization of activities to enable a crisis rapid response to the affected population draws resources away from addressing other critical needs.
Operacione(s)/Espacio(s) web: 
Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios de las Naciones Unidas
Fecha de publicación original: 
19 Abr 2018
Tipo de documento: 
Reporte de situación SitRep
Centro de coordinación: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021