Escalation of military operations in the north-east of Syria
The launch of military operations in the north-east of Syria on 9 October 2019 has resulted in escalation of violence, compounding an already dire humanitarian situation in the area. The fighting has seen civilian
casualties, damage to and closure of critical infrastructure, as well as significant forced displacement, affecting tens of thousands of women, children and men.
UNRWA estimates that 645 Palestine refugees live in areas that may be affected by this cycle of violence. UNRWA continues to provide emergency cash assistance to them through money transfer company, and is monitoring the situation closely in case further support or interventions are needed.