Étiquette : #syria

EU-Turkey relations at standstills

875,000 people, almost a third of the 3 million people residing in north-west of Syria, have now been displaced since December 1st, adding to the 180,000 Syrian civilians already displaced from northern Syria to Raqqa and Hasakeh governorates, in the aftermath of the third Turkish cross-border operations in northeastern Syria from October to November 2019, despite multiple ceasefires. The situation in northern Syria has been highly critical, from the east to the west part since the beginning of two military operations. Among the continuing air and ground-based strikes, the deteriorating food security, the inflation in food prices caused by the closure of main roads of assistance coupled with the lack of shelters and the ongoing winterization, the situation is “likely to turn catastrophic” according to multiple UN-led organizations.