Shelling and airstrikes continued in October, with more civilian casualties. Clashes between non-state armed groups in northern Aleppo that began on October 11 affected at least eight camps and lasted for about a week. At least seven civilians, including three children, were killed and 11 wounded, according to observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
In anticipation of one of Syria’s harshest winters, humanitarian partners began implementing cold weather and flood preparedness response plans in October. 1.8 million he lives in more than 1,400 camps and “last resort” places, most of which lack heating, electricity or water supplies or have limited access. 800,000 people live in tents. This winter in northwestern Syria he needs a total of US$209.5 million to fund 40 activities needed by 2.5 million people.
The first death from cholera in the northwest was confirmed on 3 October. As of October 31, he had 219 laboratory-confirmed cholera cases and his five confirmed deaths recorded in northwestern Syria. In the Ras Al Ain – Tell Abiad area, on the same day he had 38 confirmed cholera cases and 2 deaths recorded.
- United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- For more information on OCHA’s activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.