Overview

13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria, including 6.2 million IDPs. ?

Conflict has killed over 500,000 people and caused large-scale displacement. Protection concerns are widespread. WASH and access to food are high priorities, as well as access to health services. Humanitarian needs in areas under prolonged and ongoing siege are particularly high as access is obstructed.

Clashes are ongoing in Aleppo, Idleb, Deir-ez-Zor, and Hama governorates. Turkey and Russia recently reached a de-militarisation deal  in Idleb which is due to be implemented by 15 October.

INFORM measures Syria's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be very high, at 6.9/10. The intensity of highly violent conflict in the country is of particular concern?

Latest Developments

05/12: Around 7,000 civilians are still trapped in IS controlled areas of Deir-ez-Zor as operations to oust the group continue.?

24/11: An international fact-finding mission is investigating an unconfirmed chemical weapon attack that injured more than 100 people in Aleppo. While responsibility for the attack remains unclear, the agreement for a de-militarised zone in Idleb is now under threat.

 

Key priorities

Protection: 13.3 million people, including 5.5 million children, are estimated to be in need of protection assistance.

7.6 million people need acute WASH assistance.

Health: 12 million people require health assistance. The conflict has significantly damaged health facilities, and fuel shortages further hamper access to health services.

Information Gaps and needs

Lack of access and insecurity are hampering the ability to carry out in-depth needs assessments. Very limited information available on the 135,000 people remaining in Afrin district and the remaining population in Eastern Ghouta.

Lack of access has resulted in very limited information on many hard-to-reach areas and areas where there are ongoing clashes. This includes locations in Dar'a, Idleb, Aleppo, and Deir-ez-Zor governorates. Lack of information on conditions in remaining IS-held areas can be attributed to fear of reprisals.