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Situation Report #30: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria and RAATA (August 2021)


  1. COVID-19 cases have increased across north-west Syria since mid-August, with more than 1,000 daily cases recorded in the past few weeks.
  2. Since June 2021, an escalation in hostilities resulted in 86 civilians killed and 205 civilians injured (UN Human Rights Office – OHCHR).
  3. The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, undertook a seven-day visit to Syria, Lebanon and Turkey between 28 August and 3 September.
  4. WFP humanitarian aid reached north-west Syria from Government-controlled areas on 30 – 31 August in the first crossline mission since 2017.
  5. A Humanitarian Needs Assessment Programme (HNAP) report on livelihoods shows even among people with work, nine out of ten live in extreme poverty.


Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
13 Сен 2021
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021