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08 Nov 2016 description

8 November 2016, Amman | World Health Organization (WHO) will conduct a polio outbreak simulation exercise (POSE) between 9 – 10 November to test Jordan’s preparedness and capacity to respond to a potential polio outbreak. The workshop, held at Le Meridien Hotel, will be attended by approximately 60 participants including Ministry of Health epidemiologists, immunization, communication and surveillance officers, laboratory workers, university and private sector pediatricians, doctors from Jordan’s Royal Medical Services, and focal points from Rotary Amman and UN agencies.

24 Oct 2016 description

24 October 2016, Amman | Today, on World Polio Day, polio eradication partners celebrate the successes of the programme to date and rally for the additional support needed to wipe out the disease for good. In the Middle East, polio partners WHO and UNICEF acknowledge the hard work done to keep the region polio free, but urge all countries to maintain vigilance and to guard against the virus being re-introduced.

29 Feb 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Inside Syria UNICEF is scaling up Whole of Syria operations to respond to the recent escalation of conict and displacement, with the response from all three operational hubs. In Aleppo, operations include water trucking to 4,000 people in Haramein camp and Azaz city, and health and nutrition supplies were pre-positioned in eastern Aleppo city. In Dara city UNICEF has provided emergency health kits for 35,000 people in 6 clinics and hygiene kits for 45,000 people.

27 Jan 2016 description

23 January 2016 - Syria is approaching 2 years without a reported case of polio today despite enormous challenges adversely affecting the delivery of health services, including childhood vaccinations.

22 Jan 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Inside Syria UNICEF has supported 7.9 million people to access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation services, of these people 2.6 million resided in hard to reach locations. In response to winter, increasing fuel prices and poorly insulated IDP shelters, UNICEF has so far reached 401,000 children with winter kits, blankets and school heating supplies. Of children reached with winter and summer materials in 2015 113,000 live in hard to reach areas.

23 Dec 2015 description
Syria Version 4
Technical Annex - version 4

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Third modification (15 December 2015)

This modification addresses the needs of displaced people, covering the dramatic developments, both in country of origin, Syria, as well as along the refugee routes in Turkey and Western Balkans.

In Syria:

23 Dec 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

In Syria, as part of the Back to Learning Campaign, UNICEF distributed essential learning supplies including schoolbags, textbooks and stationary to 428,315 children, including 5,732 textbooks to children living in a besieged area of Deir-Ez-Zour city. So far this year, UNICEF has distributed learning supplies to 578,000 children.

In Turkey, with our government partner, UNICEF has increased the number of Syrian volunteer teachers receiving monthly incentives to 7,629 – more than doubling the sector target for 2015 and improving the quality of education for Syrian children.

22 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· In Syria, as part of the Back to Learning Campaign, UNICEF distributed essential learning supplies including schoolbags, textbooks and stationary to 428,315 children, including 5,732 textbooks to children living in a besieged area of Deir-Ez-Zour city. So far this year, UNICEF has distributed learning supplies to 578,000 children.

25 Nov 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.

20 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • The humanitarian community now estimates that 13.5 million people in Syria need protection and humanitarian assistance, including 6 million children. 8.7 million people are unable to meet their basic food needs, and 70 per cent of the population lacks access to safe drinking water. Health facilities, schools, and other essential services across the country are operating at reduced capacity or closed. 6.5 million people are internally displaced in Syria due to the conflict

27 Oct 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

During the month of September the Syrian conict entered a new phase, with Russian air strikes across the country allegedly targeting terrorists groups in Idleb, Hama, Homs, Aleppo, Raqqa and Deir-Ez-Zour. The airstrikes, and the increased intensity of related clashes, continue to have a negative impact on humanitarian access and delivery of humanitarian assistance.

In response to persisting severe water shortages in Aleppo, UNICEF continued to truck 10,000 m3 of water per day, reaching 700,000 people, while continuing to develop alternative water supply modalities.

25 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In response to persisting severe water shortages in Aleppo, UNICEF continued to truck 10,000 m3 of water per day, reaching 700,000 people, while continuing to develop alternative water supply modalities.

25 Oct 2015 description

25 October, 2015 | Beirut – Despite continuing conflict, declining immunization rates in conflict-affected areas and mass population displacement, no new polio cases have been reported in the Middle East for over 18 months, and experts believe the extensive multi-country outbreak response has been effective in stopping the outbreak.