Disability. Assessment among Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon
UNICEF trucks water to the camps where people displaced by the conflict have temporarily settled. UNICEF also installed latrines, showers and water storage tanks in the camps and distributed family hygiene kits to protect children against waterborne diseases.
In Syria, the escalation of violence in Hajin in Deir-ez-Zor Governorate has led to the
displacement of over 25,000 people to Al Hol camp (since December 2018 until end of
January 2019), which currently hosts some 35,000 people and has largely surpassed its
maximum capacity. The majority of the displaced are women, children and elderly
people, who endured a difficult journey of 300 kilometers with limited food, water and
shelter, often reaching the camp in critical health conditions. Due to ongoing insecurity
and proximity to areas of active conflict, humanitarian access in the Hajin area remains
severely restricted, however, UNICEF is in discussions to establish a reception area to
deliver life-saving assistance en route to Al Hol camp.
As of 13 March, the latest new arrivals have been temporarily hosted in the reception area, schools, child friendly spaces and other communal spaces and no one is staying in the open. However, with the latest arrivals and additional people likely to be on their way, more space and shelter items are needed, to avoid further deterioration of the already precarious health situation, improve dignified conditions and reduce protection risks, particularly for women and girls.
The figures and findings reflected in the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) represent the independent analysis
of the United Nations (UN) and its humanitarian partners based on information available to them. While the HNO aims
to provide consolidated humanitarian analysis and data to help inform joint strategic humanitarian planning, many of
the figures provided throughout the document are estimates based on sometimes incomplete and partial data sets using
the methodologies for collection that were available at the time. The Government of Syria has expressed its reservations
over the data sources and methodology of assessments used to inform the HNO, as well as on a number of HNO findings.
The report depicts the reality of forced displacement as a developing world crisis with implications for sustainable growth: 95 percent of the displaced live in developing countries and over half are in displacement for more than four years. To help the displaced, the report suggests ways to rebuild their lives with dignity through development support, focusing on their vulnerabilities such as loss of assets and lack of legal rights and opportunities. It also examines how to help host communities that need to manage the sudden arrival of large numbers of displaced people, under pressure to expand services, create jobs and address long-standing development issues.
This study looks at commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) under the Grand Bargain and provides an overview of good practices on localisation approaches, provides a number of case studies from the regional response and makes recommendations on how to further strengthen leadership and participation of national and local actors within the response to the Syria crisis.
Over the last three months, more than 37 000 people, mainly women and children fleeing hostilities in rural areas of neighbouring Deir-ez-Zor, have arrived in Al-Hol camp in Al-Hasakeh governorate.
As of 23 February, there were 73 registered deaths. Infants accounted for almost two thirds of all deaths.
Almost two thirds of deaths have occurred in different areas of the camp, and the remaining third have occurred in hospitals. Many infants and young children have perished from hypothermia on the way to or shortly after arrival at the camp.