Northwest Syria - Situation Report (September 2020)

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Date published
10 Sep 2020
Factsheets and summaries
Conflict, violence & peace, Working in conflict setting, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Health, humanitarian action, Needs assessment, Syria crisis

Latest country-wide situation report from OCHA in Syria in regards to the ongoing conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the key points include:

  • 138 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in northwest Syria as of 8 September. Response efforts focus on contact tracing, containing the spread of the virus and raising awareness about COVID-19 risks and precautions.
  • Increasing hostilities continue to be reported in the Idleb area and northern Aleppo, especially in locations south of the M4 highway. Explosive hazards and tensions between non-state armed groups further imperil the lives of civilians.
  • COVID-19 and economic deterioration compound existing humanitarian needs across all sectors in all parts of northwest Syria.