Euromed Rights Search

Women and children displaced during government siege of Daraa al-Balad

24 Jun 2021

24 June 2021: The Syrian government began a siege on the district of Daraa al-Balad which would last two and a half months, leading to a humanitarian crisis and the displacement of thousands. In August, the United Nations stated that over 38,000 displaced individuals had been registered in the area, including more than 20,000 children and nearly 15,000 women.

See Amnesty International, August 2021 and Al Araby, September 2021 for the humanitarian crisis and displacement of thousands.

See France24, August 2021 for the United Nations response.


Syria: Bachelet raises alarm at plight of civilians in Daraa amid ongoing hostilities