Urban Area Humanitarian Profile: Deir ez-Zor

Date published
15 Aug 2014
Factsheets and summaries

This KI assessment provides an analysis of primary data collected by REACH enumerators across an area of Deir ez-Zor city controlled by a third party armed group between 25 and 27 July 2014. This data will not only inform actors on the current humanitarian situation inside Deir ez-Zor, but will allow REACH to analyse trends and the evolution of needs and vulnerabilities in Deir ez-Zor city over time. The findings from this assessment highlight sector specific priorities and gaps to inform the relief response to the humanitarian needs in Deir ez-Zor city. While humanitarian needs were severe in the area1 over the course of the last several months, marginal improvements in welfare can be observed, especially in food security. This can be attributed primarily to the easing of mobility restrictions which have facilitated the flow of goods from neighbouring Iraq. Nonetheless, humanitarian needs in Deir ez-Zor city remain severe and are susceptible to rapid deteriorations due to the volatile security situation.