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Syria Crisis: North East Syria - Situation Report No. 21 (1 – 31 January 2018)

Syria Crisis: North East Syria - Situation Report No. 21 (1 – 31 January 2018)

Highlights

 An estimated 61,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017, however the number of returnees remains difficult to verify.

 Explosive hazards contamination continues to hamper humanitarian access and poses a serious threat to the returning population. Whilst the scale and scope of the contamination is still not fully known given the absence of a systematic survey, on average there are up to 50 incidents per week reported in Ar-Raqqa city, which have resulted in deaths and injuries.

 In early February, following one month of restrictions for humanitarian actors to operate in Hassakeh, an initial two-month agreement was brokered with the local administration and the Governor of Hassakeh, whereby some national NGOs will be allowed to resume humanitarian response efforts. 

Operacione(s)/Espacio(s) web: 
Organización(es): 
Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios de las Naciones Unidas
Fecha de publicación original: 
18 Feb 2018
Tipo de documento: 
Reporte de situación SitRep
Desastre(s)/Emergencia(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2022