UNFPA Syria| North-East Syria Humanitarian Response Flash Update #4

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 28 October 2019

Author: UNFPA - Syria

Publisher: UNFPA- Syria

Situation Overview of North East Syria

139,265 people, including around 58,485 children and 35,500 women of reproductive age, remain displaced from Al-HaSsakeh, Ar-Raqqa and Aleppo governorates; to date, 61,200 people have returned to their places of origin. As of 23rd October, a total of 200,465 population movements have been recorded across Al-Hassakeh, Ar-Raqqa and Aleppo governorates since military operations began on 9 October 2019.

The population movements include: IDPs in host communities , IDPs in collective shelters, relocation between camps , temporary displacement to host communities as well as movements from camps to host communities, collective shelters, informal settlements and others.

Almost all active collective shelters are schools. Given the scale of displacement into Al-Hassakeh governorate over the past two weeks, local authorities reported on 22 October that the city has no further capacity to absorb additional displaced people.

With the recent drops in temperatures and winter approaching, women and girls are adversely affected by the cold weather as there are dire needs for NFIs that will protect them from the weather.