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With the lingering war, its bitter reality and unprecedented level of agony, winter approaches again to cast its long shadow over the IDPs camps in northern Syria, add to the existing natural disasters there and weigh heavily on their IDPs.

Hence, and in cooperation with AFAD (Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Authority), the IMU of the ACU issues its “Northern Syria Camps DYNAMO Report”.

This report reflects the conditions of 320 camps assessed in Aleppo and Idleb governorates by covering multiple sectors and relevant details and circumstances and supporting them with visualized figures and shapes to maximize the impact of the response, perfect its timeliness and proportionality with the size of needs and numbers of IDPs and prevent the risks of the many disasters which taken many lives and added to their tragedies.

The report includes general information on the camps, their residents and suffered difficulties in winter 2019, in addition to the status of the WASH, food security and health sectors and winterization needs there. The report is concluded with some recommendations based on comparing the conditions of those camps with the Sphere Project standards.

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The Information Management Unit (IMU) of the ACU issued the second quarterly bulletin which covers April, May and June 2019.

The bulletin includes a summary of the political and military situation inside Syria, in addition to the key developments in areas outside the regime’s control in the north west of Syria, that is, Idleb governorate, and adjacent countrysides of Aleppo and Hama governorates during the aforementioned months which also witnessed the killing of 626 civilians, among whom, 140 children, 83 women, and1,481 injuries due to the severe bombardment and airstrikes of the regime and its Russian ally.

The bulletin also includes information regarding the fires which broke out in the agricultural lands and crops, and updates on the security situation in the north west of Syria, and statistics about the number of injuries and civilian victims who fell dead due to the deteriorating of the security situation.

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The Information Management Unit (IMU) of the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) issued a Panoramic Report on Menbij City, which is affiliated with Aleppo governorate.

This report reflects the city’s conditions during March and April 2019 and consists of multiple sections, including the city’s active actors, demography, tribes, health, food security, education and infrastructure (water, sewage system, electricity, public roads network and public telecommunications).

Menbij panoramic report aims at detailing the city’s reality from all aspects, and thereby drawing the attention of decision-makers to its living conditions, empowering better decisions in its local community management and providing the basic services necessary to its population.

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The Information Management Unit (IMU) issued the fifth edition of the flash report “Field Developments in Idleb and Northern Hama Countryside During the Period between 1 March until 24 August 2019”.

The Syrian regime and Russia continue their military offensive on the liberated areas of Idleb Governorate and its adjacent countrysides, by the moment of writing this report, the regime imposed its full control over the northern east of Hama countryside, in addition to a number of cities and towns  in the southern countryside of Idleb. The IMU field network of enumerators managed to document 142 vital facilities that were targeted with bombing since the beginning of March till 24 of August 2019. A total of 1,166 civilians were killed as a result of this offensive with 262 children among the victims.

The number of IDPs significantly increased and reached 551,976 IDPs, of whom, 458,381 IDPs are distributed among the cities and towns of Idleb and Aleppo governorates, while 93,595 IDPs arrived in the northern Syria camps for the period between April 1 till August 24, 2019.

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Idleb governorate has witnessed a violent week where the rescue teams and the residents could hardly retrieve bodies trapped under rubble as the regime and its allies resumed their bombardments, causing another massacre. The rescue teams and the civilians were probably buried above bodies they were trying to retrieve.

On the 22nd of July 2019, the Russian warplanes launched an airstrike on a popular public market in Ma’arrat An Nu’man city in the southern countryside of Idleb, causing deaths and injuries. Moreover, when the Civil Defense teams arrived to aid the wounded and retrieve the dead, and when the civilians gathered in the shelling site, the Russian warplanes resumed bombing on the same market, killing 49 civilians, including five children, five women and a Civil Defense volunteer, and injuring 70 civilians, including eight children and five women. Only three days before, on the 21st of July 2019, the regime warplanes launched two airstrikes on Orm Eljoz town, killing 10 civilians, including three children and two women, and injuring three others. Additionally, four days earlier to that, on the 16th of July 2019, the regime warplanes also launched three airstrikes on Maar Shurin city, killing 12 civilians and injuring 15 others.

During the first half of 2019, the Information Management Unit (IMU) of the ACU documented the death of 1,057 people by the regime and its allies’ shelling, including 251 children and 174 women. During the same period, bombardments by the Syrian regime and its allies injured another 2,245 civilians. Furthermore, the regime struck 32 medical points and hospitals, 10 bakeries, 29 schools, 23 IDP camps, 11 popular markets, 10 houses of worship and 5 Civil Defense centers. The regime and its allies launched dozens of airstrikes on Civil Defense teams evacuating the wounded and retrieving the bodies, leaving the Civil Defense volunteers between dead or injured.

Over 3 million civilians, including more than 1 million children, live in Idleb governorate. The forcibly displaced people constitute over 40% of the population in Idleb, which became their last resort. The civilians expect the Security Council and all international and humanitarian actors to take serious steps towards stopping the systematic killing and destruction by the regime and its allies. Correspondingly, humanitarian actors suspend their action in Idleb governorate under the pretext of unsafe or inconvenient work environment. The Assistance Coordination Unit urges the Group of Friends of the Syrian People, who have committed themselves with their Syrian partners, from the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces and its institutions, to resume supporting institutions and directorates in North West Syria, which are making serious efforts in health, education and other service sectors, and empower those institutions to fulfill their tasks and keep pace with the Syrian people’s sufferings to guarantee the prevention of growth of displacement waves.

The Assistance Coordination Unit urges all international actors to find ways for stopping the killing machine and ensuring the civilian’s protection in Syria. The ACU also calls upon all humanitarian actors to intensify their efforts to keep pace with the civilians’ sufferings and respond to their basic needs.

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This situation report “Field Developments in Idleb, Northern Hama Countryside, Western and Southern Aleppo Countryside During March and April 2019” contains the field events occurred in the Northwest of Syria during March and April 2019, after the military offensive led by the Syrian regime and Russia targeting the liberated areas of Idleb Governorate and its adjacent countrysides; the sections of the report include:

  • The Most Prominent Shelling Operations
  • The Vital Facilities Targeted with Bombing
  • The Victims of the Shelling including adults and children
  • Internally Displaced Persons Statistics
  • The Daily Sequence of Field Events during March, April and till 5th of May 2019
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The Information Management Unit (IMU) issued the fourth edition of the flash report “Field Developments and Displacement Movements in Idleb and Northern Hama Countryside and Western and Southern Aleppo Countrysides”.

Since the beginning of the month of March 2019, the Syrian regime and Russia started escalating their military operations and bombing on the liberated areas of Idleb Governorate and its adjacent countrysides. The IMU enumerators managed to document 48 facilities that were targeted with bombing, a total of 261 civilians were killed as a result of this offensive with 63 children among the victims.

The number of IDPs raised to 202,689 IDPs, with 146,188 IDPs among them were distributed among the cities and towns of Idleb and Aleppo governorates, where also 56,501 IDPs arrived in the northern Syria camps; for the period between April 1 till May 14, 2019.

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The Information Management Unit (IMU) issued the third edition of the flash report “Field Developments and Displacement Movements in Idleb and Hama”. Since the beginning of the month of April 2019, the Syrian regime and Russia started escalating their military operations and bombing on the liberated areas of Idleb Governorate and its adjacent countrysides. The IMU enumerators managed to document a total of 143,710 IDPs distributed among the cities and towns of Idleb, Aleppo and Hama governorates, where also 11,332 IDPs arrived in the northern Syria camps; for the period between April 1 till May 5, 2019.

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The Information Management Unit of the Assistance Coordination Unit issued its first quarterly bulletin entitled:
Field Developments in North West Syria
The bulletin covers main events that took place in Syrian liberated areas within the first quarter of 2019. The bulletin observed, during the said period, death of 195 civilians and injury of 308 others owing to military escalations by the Syrian regime and Russia in Idleb governorate and its adjacent countryside of Aleppo and Hama governorates. 

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On 30 March 2019, a heavy rainstorm has struck northern Syria, culminating in the middle of the night and affecting the IDPs’ tents in the northern Syrian camps. The Information Management Unit (IMU) of the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) is working to give a real picture of IDPs’ situations in the northern Syrian camps and to report the emergency situation there, in order to reach an urgent response by the humanitarian agencies and alleviate the suffering of the IDPs.  

In all the affected camps, water leakage has led to the perishing of all foodstuffs, which shows the urgent need to distribute food baskets to the affected families.
The civil defense teams have worked to open the roads, clean up the sewerage and get rid of flood water within the possible capabilities, yet the roads within the camps still need rehabilitation.

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