UNICEF Whole of Syria Humanitarian Situation Report: September 2020

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11 Nov 2020
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Children & youth, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Education, Gender, Health, humanitarian action, Syria crisis

The latest overview report from UNICEF about their operations in Syria for the month of September, 2020. The major points are:

  • Hostilities were reported in northwest Syria, including shelling and airstrikes, killing three children. Explosions caused by improvised explosive devices, as well as fire incidents, killed ten people (including one child) and injured 40 others. Two humanitarian workers, one of whom was a UNICEF implementing partner, were among those killed.
  • Major humanitarian needs persisted across all sectors and were exacerbated by the continued economic downturn and COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has also affected children and teachers after re-opening of schools in September. Despite these challenges, UNICEF continued to respond across the country, while also scaling up emergency WASH and Nutrition responses in northeast Syria.
  • The Whole of Syria response faces a 43 per cent funding gap. Additional flexible funding is urgently needed to ensure children in Syria continue to receive life-saving assistance. In particular, UNICEF urgently requires US$ 22.44 million to reach 435,000 children with winter clothing kits.