Situation Report #44: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria and RAATA (December 2022 - January 2023)

Situation Report #44: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria and RAATA (December 2022 - January 2023)

Highlights:  On 9 January 2023, the Security Council agreed to extend UN cross-border assistance under resolution 2672 for an additional six-month period. UN cross-border aid is a lifeline. In 2022, 7,566 trucks loaded with food, medicines and other aid crossed from Türkiye to north-west Syria, reaching 2.7 million people on average per month. Hostilities in north-west Syria in 2022 resulted in at least 145 civilian deaths (including 58 children) and 249 civilian injuries (including 97 children) according to OHCHR.  All clusters were underfunded by the end of 2022. A 48 per cent gap in the humanitarian response to north-west Syria puts lives at risk amidst another harsh winter season and a cholera outbreak. OCHA’s Syria Cross-border Humanitarian Fund (SCHF) launched its second Standard Allocation in December valued at US$25 million with priorities towards winterization, cholera, among other support.  

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