Al-Hol Camp Situation Report- Update 1, 13 March 2019

No. of pages: 3

Publication date: 14 March 2019

Author: Sufian Abdulmouty

Publisher: UNFPA, Syria Country Office

Since 04th December 2018, there is an unfolding humanitarian crisis in Al-Hol, a town located in Al-Hasakah Governorate, North-East Syria. Approximately 67,000 people are in Al-Hol camp, 90% of whom are women and children fleeing hostilities from Al Baghuz in the Deir-e-Zor countryside. The conditions within Al-Hol camp are over-crowded, uninhabitable and threaten human dignity and life, with people forced to sleep on the ground during harsh weather conditions such as rain and low temperatures. Most families spend days walking to the camp and stay without food until they reach the camp, the vast majority of whom are women and children. The needs for GBV and Reproductive Health services are overwhelming and require urgent response. UNFPA continues to make efforts towards responding to the needs along with partners and other UN agencies.  Even with these joint efforts by UN agencies and partners, the gaps are wide and the needs are dire.