Northeast Syria Humanitarian Situation October 22nd, 2019
The most challenging aspect of the current crisis in the Northeast of Syria is not knowing when, where, how, why, and by whom the community is going to be attacked, bombed or uprooted. With the lack of clarity over these critical questions, civilians there have regrouped from multiple waves of conflict-induced displacement, and despite limited resources, continue to strive towards a peaceful and diverse society while hosting IDPs from all over Syria.
According to international efforts to map the movement of internally displaced people (IDPs) across the region over the last week, it is estimated that approximately half of those displaced have taken refuge in Hassakeh, an urban centre some 70 km south of the Syrian-Turkish border. Nonetheless, the mobility dynamics are very fluid as the IDPs continue to change their locations.