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ACU’s enumerators have assessed 163 camps within ten camp clusters in Northern Syria located in three
governorates Aleppo, Idleb and Lattakia during October 2015. The Northern Hama countryside has
witnessed massive displacement wave since the beginning of the month towards Rural Idleb camps, due
to the deterioration of security situation and the intensification of bombing there.
More than 1,624 new displaced families have reached the camps, part of those families have settled
down in the assessed camps of Atma and Al Karama clusters and the other part stayed within nine newly
established camps most of them in Al Karama cluster. Most of new families had to build rooms roofed
with an insulator due to lack of new tents distributed by humanitarian organizations for the newly
displaced families. The new camps were initially named as following: Al Haneen ila Al Watan, Al Iman
Billah, Al Nahda Al Islamiyah and Mulhak Yasmeen Al Sham within Al Karama cluster.
Al Hadeel camp within Atma cluster and Shuhadaa Kafrnbuda within Qah cluster. Al Huriya wa Al Adala,
Al Ibaa and Sabiroon camps within Salqin cluster. There are other newly established camps but with no
names yet. The humanitarian organizations tried to cover the newly displaced families’ needs by increasing
the amount of provided humanitarian aid including the numbers of food baskets, hygiene and emergency
kits. In spite of this, the humanitarian aid is still insufficient especially number of tents and insulators
needed to contain this…..

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Some changes have taken place within camps this month. Whereas, several camps were established
within Al Rahma and Al Karama clusters, Atma Cluster has witnessed some changes in camp structure as
well. From the beginning of the month, Ebad Al Rahman camp and Al Baraa camp were merged under
the name Al Baraa Camp. As well as, Al Fath Al Ziara Camp joined Atfalona Tonashedokom and Al Bayan
camps, Al Resala and Al Ihsan1 camps merged within Atma Cluster, but the new camp is not stable so far.
The names of some camps have also been changed. Turkish Red Crescent Camp was renamed as Al
Amal Camp within Atma Cluster. Saeduna Camp was renamed as Atfalona Tonashedokom. Um Al Kora
Camp was renamed as Qafelat Al Rahma within Atma Cluster too.
ACU enumerators have faced some difficulties in getting data from information sources, because IDPs’
needs were not met. It is worth mentioning that many tents have burnt within Ikhaa, Kadeemoon,
Qafelat Al Rahma and Shouhada Abdeen camps without casualities. However, the affected families were
not provided with new tents.
Assistance Coordination Unit enumerators could not enter Al Khames and Al Jabal camps within Jarablus
Cluster because of the imposed ban by the Islamic State (ISIL). There is no management in the two
camps and there are no medical points or schools there. The activities of international and local organizations
have stopped since ISIL forces controlled the city. It is important to mention that Teiba ……

 

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The Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) has issued the 24th monthly monitoring report on the internally displaced People’s (IDPs) camps in northern Syria. The assessment was conducted to assess the living conditions of the IDPs in camps during July 2015.

The total number of covered camps in July was 167 camps. During this month seven camps were closed or merged and six new camps were established.

The acting IRC organization had to pause all its activities for 17 days in camps, this led to a critical situation there with halting of all services and increasing the suffering of IDPs. Demographically, the number of IDPs remained almost the same, except some of them returned to their homes due to lack of services and high living expenses inside the camps.

Regarding food security sector, Human Appeal Organization, Kader, and Turkish IHH continued to distribute food baskets in some camps in Atma, Al-Karama, Salqin, Al-Rahma and Qah clusters. However, the food aid provided by active organizations in this sector is insufficient compared to the urgent IDP needs.

The Blue Crescent Organization distributed 1,342 medical treatment boxes for lice and allergy, because of wide spread of skin diseases among the IDPs, due to unprecedented high temperatures. However, Jarablus camps are left without any medical points since ISIL forces controlled the city.

Medical Corps Organization has distributed 1,359 hygiene kits in Bab Al Salameh border camp. Camps’ IDPs are suffering from many obstacles in WASH sector like sewage issues, ignorance of dumping holes, discharging and turning open sewers into regular networks. Many camps could not meet the needs of their populations of water, either because of the absence of water points in the camps, or the existing water points are insufficient. Another problem is the presence of inoperative water networks and taps, which are not supported by any related organizations.

No significant changes happened in education sector compared to June. Schools are still closed since the end of past academic year, and IRC supported schools halted its activities for 17 days in July. Securing education for all children in the camps is still an unsolved challenge. Schools are not available in all camps, so the students are forced to head to neighbouring camps’ schools, or refrain from going to school under parental pressure.

Regarding shelter and NFIs, the biggest challenge that faces the IDPs is the high rate of worn-out tents that need replacement, which exceeded 80% in some camps. This violates the Sphere standards which state that a tent’s age should not exceed 6 months. The concerned organizations’ inability to cover this need, and the people’s aspiration to improve their lives, pushed them to construct stone rooms randomly. The IDP’s top priority for NFIs was water gallons, tent support as second priority and cleaning tools as third priority.

Regarding the IDP’s top priorities, WASH needs came first with 25%, followed by food security, then shelter and NFIs as third priority after being second priority in June statistics.

 

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Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) launched the 20th edition of its monthly IDP Camp Monitoring report in northern Syria. The assessment was conducted to assess the IDPs living conditions in camps during March 2015. We note that the total number of camps during the months of February and March, has not changed and remained the same 158 camps. Manbij camp was closed because it is under the control of the ISIL that prohibited the entry of humanitarian aids to the camp. Most families also moved from the stadium and Al shabeeba camps within Jarablus cluster into Jarablus 5 and Al Jabal camps within the same cluster because of close clashes to the Stadium and Al Shabeeba, and the fact that the Jarablus 5 camps are being more distant from the clashes. Displacement movements occurred during the last ten days of the month of March, where about 140 families displaced from Jabal Al Zawia, Koreen and Khan Shykhun sub-districts in the rural of Idlib into Atma and Al Karama camps. Around 82 families also displaced from Hama rural towards Atma, Al Rahma, Al Karama camps running away from the bombing.  Several non-governmental organizations distributed food baskets, hygiene baskets, Women baskets and children baskets to the most of camps. In addition to that kerosene oil has been distributed to each family within Al Rahma cluster. Heavy rains were during the month of March, leading to a flood, especially in Atma camps, causing a damage to the tents and rugged roads and this led to the inability of students to go their schools. Some of the camps also received coal, blankets and clothes from some organizations.

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