The heightened instability across southern Syria impacts a region where basic services were already depleted, jobs are lacking, food and fuel prices are extremely high, and the presence of humanitarian actors is limited. In Syria's southern governorate of Daraa, violence has soared amid rising tensions between the local population and Syrian regime forces. Over 2019, assassinations, enforced disappearances, looting, fires, localised clashes, and other security incidents carried out both by regime and opposition forces have wreaked chaos in the region. This document is included in ACAPS' 2019 annual report "Humanitarian Perspectives". Please access the full report here.