Turkey | Syria: Cross-Border Humanitarian Reach and Activities from Turkey – (September 2017) [EN/AR] – Syrian Arab Republic

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Activities

  • People reached numbers reported are for September 2017 only.

  • CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 358,381 IDPs living in 342 informal settlements in September 2017.

  • Education cluster provided children and adolescents with regular self-learning materials and digital learning materials, provision/ rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities in TLS/ schools, Rehabilitation of learning centres, incentives/allowances for teaching staff, non-formal education (NFE), professional development to teaching staff (active learning, self-learning, life skills), textbooks, life skills based trainings, basic education materials, psychological support and recreational activities, provision of fuel for heating in learning centres and teaching kits, develop & strengthen M&E capacities of education actors, early childhood education (ECE) / early childhood development (ECD) and awareness raising campaigns.

  • In September 2017, a total of 618,782 beneficiaries were reached with food baskets (in kind, cash and voucher); additionally, 370,471 beneficiaries reached with emergency food rations, mixed food items and other food commodities. Furthermore, 856,134 beneficiaries were assisted through bread/flour distribution.

  • FSL cluster reached 50,038 beneficiaries with agriculture & livelihood activities which are agricultural inputs, animal distribution, backyard support, income generation activities and rehabilitation of infrastructures Health cluster reached 13,727 people with referrals; over 844,008 outpatient consultations were provided, 93,380 of them through outreach consultations; with trainings: 429 doctors, nurses, midwives and CHW trainees reached and 29,841 minor and major surgeries were supported; over 9,204 deliveries assisted by skilled birth attendants.

  • NFI cluster provided NFI kits (in-kind, cash, voucher) and training of stakeholders on resilience oriented NFI skills and capacities.

  • Nutrition cluster supported and provided IYCF-E messages by outreach workers, BMS supports and re-lactation supports for 0-6 month year old infants; children lipid-based nutrient supplements, complementary foods, inpatient SAM treatments, MAM treatments, vitamin A, malnutrition screenings, multiple micronutrients; health staff trained on IYCF and CMAM guidelines; lactating women’s receive vitamin A; PLWs reached with MAM treatments, counselled on appropriate IYCF, screened for malnutrition, supplemented with multiple micronutrients, received food assistance and non-food items; psychosocial counselling sessions for caregivers with children less than 2 years old.

  • Protection cluster provided awareness raising through campaigns and contact initiatives, case management, child protection and psychosocial support, including parenting programmes, develop community level referral pathways, legal assistance, material/-cash assistance, outreach activities, psychosocial support, recreation and early childhood development kits, risk education, specialised child protection services, training of front line responders and humanitarian actors, women and girls accessing safe spaces and other socio-economic support.

  • Shelter cluster provided rental assistance, construction materials/tools, emergency shelter kits (e.g. tents) and emergency shelter; also rehabilitation of private housing and collective centres. Moreover, shelter cluster provided information/counselling on housing, land & property rights WASH cluster reached beneficiaries with direct water provision, water trucking bottles, private boreholes, household water treatments, maintenances/ cleanings of communal sewages, constructions or rehabilitations of communal latrines and household latrines and bathing facilities, hygiene promotion community mobilization IEC materials and hygiene kits distributions.

Analysis

During September 2017, a significant decrease in many areas across Syria was observed. In the eastern region, Government of Syrian (GoS) forces broke the ISIL-enforced siege on GoS-held neighbourhoods in Deir Ez-zor City, where 93,500 people were trapped, on 05 September. Few days later, GoS forces continued their advances and broke the siege on the military airbase and the adjacent civilian neighbourhoods. Away from the city, hostilities between ISIL on one hand and GoS forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued, causing the displacement of more than 100,000 people from/within Deir Ez-zor Governorate. Also in the east, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive against ISIL in Ar-Raqqa City continued with the latter being confined only to few neighbourhoods in the central part of the city. In Hama Governorate, the situation of the trapped civilians in Oqeirbat sub-district continued to worsen. As of the end of September, estimates indicate that more than 20,000 people were displaced from the sub-district, primarily to north-western Syria.
In non-state armed group held areas in north-western Syria, an offensive launched by Hayyat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) against GoS forces in northern rural Hama on 19 September, triggered an intense aerial bombardment campaign on communities in Idleb, Hama and the western countryside of Aleppo Governorates. Between 19 – 29 September, seven attacks on healthcare, four attacks on White Helmets center and five attacks on education facilities were reported. While many of the attacks caused civilian casualties, of note were the airstrikes on Harim and Armanaz towns which combined reportedly caused 54 fatalities among civilians.



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