How many people have been displaced?
According to a report released Oct. 22 by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, approximately 180,000 people were displaced by fighting in Northeast Syria.
Of that number, around 80,000 of them were children. OCHA described the situation as one that has had a “significant humanitarian impact” on the area.
OCHA noted in a follow-up report on Oct. 28 that even with the current cease-fire, approximately 106,000 people cannot return to where they live.
“The latest violence compounds an already dire humanitarian situation in the north-east,” explained OCHA on Monday.
“Of the 3 million women, children and men in north-east Syria, 1.8 million were already in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 900,000 in acute need. More than 710,000 of those living in the area were already internally displaced.”