Over-plagued with deadly siege, the Eastern Ghota is still subject to a vicious military regime attack in an attempt to force its people to flee for their life or just die in place. The sufferings in Eastern Ghota have been continuing, unabated for more than five running years, leaving the area bereaved of almost all basic necessities for survival with grave shortage of resources. The Syrian regime is currently making attempts to displace the civilians by wreaking havoc in the area, preventing the entry of basic foodstuffs, and denying medical access for critical cases or even their exit for treatment.

In a series of reports issued by the Information Management Unit (IMU) of the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) and through its network of enumerators and in coordination with the Local Council of Rural Damascus Governorate, the 2nd edition of the report ” Siege and Death in the Eastern Ghouta” is issued to sound off warning bells about the hardship situation in Eastern Ghota, much as it is intended to raise the alarm regarding the displacement enforced and the human rights violations committed by the regime. The report at the same time sheds lights on the looming catastrophe before it may occur.


The Assistance Coordination Unit contributed in the 3rd international day of Women and Girls in Science which was held in the United Nations Head Quarters in New York City on the 8th and 9th of February 2018, via invitation from her Excellency Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite (Executive Director of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT).

The problem of access of displaced girls in Syria to education in general and to their ability to specialize in the field of science and the proposed solutions were discussed through a statement of the Manager of the Information Management Unit of the Assistance Coordination Unit, Eng. Anastasia Kahala.


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.


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.



On Wednesday, 3 May 2017, it was reported that two IDP camps, near the Turkish
borders, were attacked by an unidentified drone. One of the IMU enumerators visited
the locations to document the event, assess the damage, and identify the needs of the
affected IDPs. He met some of the inhabitants as well as the manager of Aleppo 1 Camp,
and gathered information from them about the details of the…


The humanitarian situation:
On April 6 2017, Syrian Democratic Forces supported by International coalition besieged the city.
According to the estimations, 30 thousand people became completely besieged within the city, and isolated from the outer world due to the blockade applied by SDF and the international coalition, in addition to ISIL that prevented them from moving to territories out of its control. Those civilians are now in an urgent need to humanitarian and medical assistance after losing it for weeks due to battels and blockade undertaken since they started to run out of food; they ran out of vegetables and fuel for days, added to the lack of water.
The power was off for 17 days due to the stop of Euphrates dam to provide the service, in addition to the absence of the internet connection within the city except landline connection which is available only in some neighborhoods.



Around 7:00 am on Tuesday 4 April 2017, the Syrian regime warplanes launched a chemical weapons attack using six missiles some of them contain the poisonous Sarin gas on Khan Sheikhoun City killing 102 civilians and injuring 405 people. According to IMU enumerators, the six missiles targeted crowded civilian neighborhoods, three missiles targeted the western neighborhood, one in the northern neighborhood and two in…


EWARN (Early Warning Alert and Response Network) is the health program of ACU which was launched in 10thJune 2013 as nonprofit national program. EWARN discovered the polio cases in Deir ez-Zor in 2013, since then the program has started collecting epidemiological data on 13 syndromes of communicable diseases from around 500 sentinel sites. The program is the largest health program amongst all other operating programs in Northern Syria where it performs its functions through 290 members in 118 sub-districts, 38 districts in 11 governorates, and serves a population of 9,560,115 (51% of Syria total population). EWARN collects epidemiological data from health care facilities and camps, triggers alerts, verify and investigate, then advices on interventions based on analysis of data. Information is shared with all partners. The network is supported with laboratory services for priority diseases.
Recently, EWARN embarked on a new surveillance system on nutrition in coordination with UNICEF and other experienced partners.