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.
The new report, The Mobility of Displaced Syrians: An Economic and Social Analysis, draws on the large amounts of data on Syrian refugees collected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in addition to its own surveys. The results were compared with other refugee situations around the globe, ranging from Iraqi refugees in pre-war Syria to Somali refugees in Kenya. This analytical approach allowed for a better understanding of the complex set of factors that refugees must navigate as they consider a return home.
Guiding framework for development cooperation, Working paper 2017.
This document was drawn up on the basis of expert publications and inputs from partners in the
GIZ regional programme Psychosocial Support for Syrian and Iraqi Refugees and Internally
Displaced People1 in order to serve as guidance in the design, implementation and assessment of
psychosocial support measures for refugees in the context of the crises in Syria and Iraq. It is
aimed at actors from the MHPSS sector working with refugees in the Middle East and at ministries
and academic/scientific institutions in the context of the Syria and Iraq crises.
Am Beispiel des Kontexts der Syrien- und Irakkrise
Das Positionspapier zeigt auf, was gute psychosoziale Arbeit mit Geflüchteten ausmacht und welche Risiken es zu berücksichtigen gilt. Es richtet sich an Akteur*innen aus dem MHPSS-Sektor, die im Kontext der Syrien- und Irakkrisen mit Flüchtlingen im Nahen Osten arbeiten sowie an Ministerien und wissenschaftliche Institutionen.