This report is the third in a series of quarterly reports by Siege Watch – 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. This report focuses on developments from May to July 2016.
The report reveals that an estimated 1,005,275 remain people trapped in at least 40 besieged communities across the country. This quarter was characterized by high levels of violence and reduced humanitarian access. UN agencies and their donors should undertake a review of current reporting efforts and apply an independent and transparent designation process to ensure that data is not politicized.