The Information Management Unit of the Assistance Coordination Unit issued a Panoramic Report on Ma’arrat An Nu’man City located in Idleb Governorate. The report reflects the living conditions in the city during November and December 2017. The report consists of several sections which are: The Active Civilian actors, Demography, Health, Food Security, Education, Infrastructure that contains Water sector, Sewage System, Solid Waste, Electricity, and Public Roads Network. This report aims to draw the attention of the decision-makers to the civil actors in the city of Ma’arat An Nu’man and to enable them to manage the community and provide the necessary infrastructure and services to the inhabitants.


The Information Management Unit (IMU) of the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), through its network of enumerators distributed in the sub-districts of Idleb governorate and in the northern Syria camps tracked the numbers of the IDPs. The data is triangulated with secondary sources of information to assess their basic needs and locate their current places of residence. The number of registered IDPs up to the date of January 7, 2018, stood at 117,876 persons, who took refuge in 198 displacement points. Only 10% of the IDPs were able to reach the Northern camps and distributed within  Atmeh, Al-Karameh, Qah, and Al-Rahmeh clusters in Dana sub-district, and to IDP camp in Salqin sub-district with a number of 11,868 IDPs totaling 1,978 households.


Worsening bad living conditions are increasingly engulfing IDPs in northern Syria camps; especially with the advent of the winter season, with their growing numbers and consequently the growing of their needs and the scarcity of aid provided by humanitarian organizations, especially during the past two years. It is worth noting that late humanitarian response and delay in sending emergency materials delayed the implementation of winter projects and negatively affected IDPs.

Information Management Unit (IMU) of the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) has prepared for the third year consecutively a study1 on the most important IDP needs for winter season in 176 camps within nine different clusters in Northern Syria with 13 camps wider coverage compared to the previous winter needs dashboard. This study aims to strengthen the planning and decision-making capacity of aid actors responding to IDPs crisis and provide humanitarian aid that meets all the needs in order to reduce the bad effects of winter on IDPs. The total number of displaced families within the assessed camps was 34,790, with a total population of 192,284.

More detailed information about IDPs needs in northern Syria camps are available within the monthly IMU’s “IDP Camps Monitoring Interactive Report”


The ACU’s Information Management Unit launched the third version of its Syrian Public School Assessment Report, to highlight the impact of the Syrian conflict on education and the needs of students and school supplies. The questionnaire for this report was developed from questionnaires used in previous reports in order to reach several indicators… Read and download the full report.



The Status of Service Provision in Idleb City report was written upon the request of several stakeholders. The report is considered a pilot project, to be used as a proof of concept for IMU’s new, mixed methods research methodology. The report provides information about the status of service provision in Idleb City, as well as public opinions of these services. Following a feedback process, the IMU will produce a report that assesses services in communities throughout Idleb province.


The IDP camps in Northern Syria witnessed several tragic accidents during the month of December. On 25 December, 2016 a tent containing a family of 6 members was burned within Bab Al Salameh Border Camp due to the misuse of a coal oil heater, resulting in dying two girls under 5 years old and transforming the rest of the family to a hospital inside Turkish lands whose situation is critical. On 22 December two newly born infants died in Al Anfal camp within Atma cluster within Dana sub-district in Idleb because of bitter cold…


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…..


After the liberation of Idleb Governorate by armed opposition and its progress towards Al Ghab Valley, Russian
forces received an authorization from Kremlin to spread military troops and use warplanes in Syria under the
pretext of fighting terrorism in Syria.
In mid-September 2015, Russian airplanes started surveillance rounds over the out of regime control areas. The
first air strike was carried out on September, 30, 2015. Russian forces targeted Al Latmana Village and some
residential buildings there; this village is located in Kafar Zeita Sub-district in Hama Governorate. Taking into
consideration that this area is under the control of moderate opposition that was trained by Europe and USA
and now this opposition is supported and supplied with weapons by them as well. Russian airstrikes aimed to
support regime’s army on the ground. Syrian regime has started to move forward the liberated areas of Hama
Governorate under the aerial protection of the Russians.


The Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) has issued the 22nd monthly monitoring report on the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps the north of Syria. Assessment has been made to characterize the living conditions of those displaced persons within the camps during May 2015.
The total number of assessed camps has increased during May compared to April, in that 168 instead of 162 camps have been assessed. The research team covered 6 additional camps – Shuhada’ Abdien, Sahl Al Ghab I, Ahbab Al Rasoul in Al Rahmeh cluster, Al Khaliej Al Arabi Martyr camp in Qah cluster, Amal Al Awdeh camp in Al Karameh cluster and Omar Al Faruq camp in Kherbet Al Jouz cluster.
The displacement surge goes on in May, with approximately 423 households from Hama governorate, 312 from Idleb and 4 from Aleppo. The total number of displaced persons has been around 3930 individuals. Most households have moved to Atma cluster, same as last months. An additional number of 280 households from Sahl Alghab in both Hama and Idleb governorates have been displaced to Salqin cluster due to battles observed in the region during May.
The Islamic State (ISIL) is still controlling Jarablus cluster with services prevented from reaching the camp dwellers. This status has many impacts on the various sections in general. Human Appeal Organization provided food baskets to some camps. 165 tents have been supplied to the Bab Salameh camp via IHH. The British Monitor Organization sprayed insecticides in a number of camps to curb the Leishmania outbreak, which has already spread over 138 camps out of 168 assessed camps.

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