19-06-2017 Sixth Quarterly Report on Besieged Areas in Syria
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The sixth quarterly Siege Watch report covers the period from February to April 2017. Siege Watch is a joint initiative of PAX and The Syria Institute that aims to provide the international community with timely and accurate information on conditions in Syria’s besieged communities.
The report shows that an estimated 879,320 people remain trapped in at least 35 besieged communities across the country and more than 1.3 million additional Syrians live in “Watchlist” areas, under threat of intensified siege and abuse. Eastern Ghouta, the largest remaining besieged enclave in the country, is the most likely target of the Syrian government’s next scorched earth campaign.
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