The Assistance Coordination Unit has introduced an interactive map detailing the conditions of camps for displaced persons in northern Syria. The aim is to enhance awareness of the camps’ needs, particularly as winter approaches with its associated low temperatures.
The Unit updates the map monthly, offering information on the numbers and locations of camps. It also provides insights into the conditions of various sectors, including health, education, shelter, sanitation, water and hygiene, as well as food security and livelihood.
Muhammad Hasno, the Unit’s Executive Director, highlighted the continuous and periodic efforts to elucidate the needs of both displaced people and residents in liberated areas through the Information Management Unit. He emphasized the collaborative approach, sharing all studies with various stakeholders for feedback, including the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster (CCCM) in Türkiye and the Shelter Coordination Cluster. Observations from these entities are duly considered and adopted.
Hasno noted that the Unit recently released a study on winter needs for the current year. This involved 68 researchers collecting data from 1,295 IDP camps in the Aleppo and Idlib provinces. The researchers conducted interviews with key information providers, including representatives of IDP camp administrations, humanitarian organizations working in the camps, community leaders, local councils, and displaced persons. The goal was to gauge the opinions of the displaced people regarding their most pressing needs and priorities.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)