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Monthly Summary – June 2017

Monthly Summary – June 2017

Middle East

By the end of June, the conflict in Mosul was reportedly drawing to an end. Ongoing fighting, however, continued to drive displacement within Iraq and also to Syria, with the number of Iraqis in Al Hol camp increasing by 21% since the end of May.

Photo: REACH Monthly Summary – May 2017

Monthly Summary – May 2017

Middle East

May was marked by ongoing conflict in Iraq, flight and continue apprehensions both in Syria and Turkey. The number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries increased, as well as Internal displacement. More than 2,110 people travelled from Turkey to Greece by sea in May. While Syrians and Iraqis comprised the largest percentageof arrivals, diversity continues to increase compared to 2016.

Photo: DRC Monthly Summary – April 2017

Monthly Summary – April 2017

Middle East

April was marked by changing dynamics in the in- ternal displacement situations in both Syria and Iraq. Displacement in Syria’s Al-Raqqa governorate surged, with over 66,000 people displaced during the month due to the intensification of fighting around Tabqqa, close to Al-Raqqa city. In Iraq, heavy fighting continued in west Mosul, inducing large-scale displacement to camps in the north and west of the city.

Photo: DRC Monthly Summary – March 2017

Monthly Summary – March 2017

Middle East

March 2017 marked six years since the beginning of the war in Syria as well as the first time that the number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries has surpassed 5 million. In addition to those who have fled the country, conflict in March saw some 75,000 people newly internally displaced in Aleppo governorate, with thousands more displaced by fighting in Hama governorate and Dar’a al Balad.

Photo: REACH Monthly Summary – January 2017

Monthly Summary – January 2017

Middle East

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk. At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

Photo: DRC Monthly Summary – December 2016

Monthly Summary – December 2016

Middle East

Throughout December, escalating conflict in Syria and Iraq, coupled with worsening winter conditions saw thousands of people newly displaced and increasingly vulnerable. With at least 6,000 Iraqis fleeing to Syria from escalating conflict in Mosul and more than 40,000 newly internally displaced from this conflict, temperatures as cold as -5 degrees Celsius and winter conditions throughout the region are posing additional challenges for those displaced.

Photo: DRC Monthly summary – November 2016

Monthly summary – November 2016

Middle East

November saw major escalations in conflict in the Middle East, particularly in Aleppo, Syria and Mosul, Iraq, where armed violence intensified, causing significant new displacement. As winter sets in, people on the move face deepening vulnerabilities, particularly those attempting to cross ever-tightening borders both into and out of Syria, such as at Rajm Slebi, where deaths due to exposure to the cold were reported, and the Jordanian-Syrian berm, where cases of hypothermia are expected to increase.

Photo: DRC Monthly Summary – October 2016

Monthly Summary – October 2016

Middle East

Conflict in Iraq and Syria remained the dominant drivers of mixed migration flows in the Middle East in October. Amid ongoing insecurity in the region, refugees and migrants continue to face significant barriers to movement.