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UNFPA Syria| North-East Syria Humanitarian Response Flash Update #1

A reported number of approximately 160,000 people have been displaced (IDPs) due to Turkey’s military operation into the northeast of Syria that started on 9th October 2019.

Populations are moving from Tel-Abyad, Ras-El-Ain, Ain Issa, Suluk and surrounding areas and are displaced to communities within Al-Hassakeh, Ar-Raqqa, and Deir-ez-Zor Governorates.

The mobility dynamics of the displaced people are currently very fluid and unpredictable as IDPs continue to change their location in desperate search of refuge. Hundreds of thousands more people may be displaced in the coming days and weeks if the military operations continue and the security situation further deteriorates. With the displaced masses seeking refuge in shelters, camps as well as in already vulnerable host communities, the humanitarian response needs to target multiple displacement locations while the human capacity for the provision of specialized GBV and RH services, already strained by the protracted humanitarian crisis, is further exerted beyond capacity.