As you’ve likely seen in the news,
the humanitarian situation in Idlib, northwest Syria, is desperate.
The escalation of conflict in northern Syria risks causing more human suffering and adding new displacement to what is already the largest displacement crisis in the world. Around 900,000 people have been displaced in northwest Syria since December 2019. Women and children sleeping in unsafe and open buildings, mosques and schools. Massive numbers of vulnerable people on the move, displaced multiple times.
After nine years of conflict, Syria remains the largest refugee crisis in the world, with 5.6 million Syrian refugees hosted in the region. Over 6.2 million more are displaced inside Syria according to the UN estimates.
UNHCR has been supporting Syrian refugees and internally displaced people since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, and we continue to provide life-saving protection and assistance to those in need, mostly women and children.
UNHCR continues to operate and plan to scale up its operation. We are responding to the needs of the affected population through the provision of emergency items and community-based protection in camps, collective shelters and host communities, in close coordination with five of UNHCR’s local partners. But we cannot do this alone, as recent displacement has outstripped capacity. Our response to the humanitarian needs inside Syria in 2020 is only 5% funded and to the needs of Syrian refugees in the region is only 9% funded so far.
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"Much more humanitarian aid is needed, and above all, a political settlement to this conflict must be found."
Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy