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18 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

July 2017

5.1 million children in need out of 11 million people affected (OCHA, HRP 2017)
3.29 million internally displaced people (IDP)
2.07 million people returned to newly-accessible areas (IOM, Displacement Tracking Matrix, 31 July 2017)

18 Aug 2017 description
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DAMASCUS, 18 August 2017 – UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and partners have completed the first round of a vaccination campaign in response to the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in Syria. The campaign provided vital protection against the disease to more than 355,000 children under five years old in the Governorates of Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa, where violence has made access especially difficult.

17 Aug 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in July 2017, referring to the situation in June 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in July 2017, referring to the situation in June 2017.

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (10) AFP cases were detected during this week; in Deir-ez-Zor (4), Homs (2), Damascus (2), Aleppo (1), & Rural Damascus (1).

  • (44) SM cases were reported during this week; (8) from Deir-ez-Zor, and (6) from each of Damascus, Hama, and Ar-Raqqa.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (8) AFP cases were detected during this week; in Deir-ez-Zor (3), Sweida (2), Damascus (1), Rural Damascus (1), & Hama (1).

  • The notable decrease in completeness and timeliness of reporting is due to Eid Alfiter holiday.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (2) AFP cases were reported during this week, the two cases are from Deir-ez-Zor

  • (33) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Deir-ez-Zor (12), Ar-Raqqa (7), and Damascus (5).

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (3) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Damascus, (1) case from Aleppo

  • (65) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Ar-Raqqa (18), Damascus (10), Deirez-Zor (17).

  • The notable decrease in completeness and timelines this week is due to Eid Alfitr holiday.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (3) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Damascus, (1) case from Aleppo

  • (62) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Ar-Raqqa (15), Damascus (13), Deirez-Zor (15), and Dar’a (5).

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

1.0. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1 Status of health care facilities

As of June 2017, according to WHO’s Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS), over half of Syria’s 111 public hospitals and half its 1802 public health care centres were either closed or functioning only partially.

1.2 Access to people in need

16 Aug 2017 description

Key highlights

  • Three (3) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week from three new districts: 1 case from Deir Ez-Zor district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate; 1 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate; and 1 from Tadmour district, Homs governorate.

  • Five districts in three governorates are now infected.

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa Governorate continued due to heavy fighting and airstrikes. An estimated 224,250 people have been displaced since 1 April, including 45,486 since 1 June.

  • Up to 25,000 people are estimated to remain inside Raqqa city, amid heavy fighting between ISIL and the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).

11 Aug 2017 description
  • The United Kingdom has announced £100 million in new funding to polio eradication to meet the final challenges. Details.

  • Front-line worker Khalida in Pakistan: part of building trust in vaccines. More.

10 Aug 2017 description

WHO statement 3 August 2017

The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.

10 Aug 2017 description

144,000 additional doses of Inactivated Polio Vaccine procured through funding from the European Union and the Government of the United States.

Beirut, August 10, 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health announced today the acceleration of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) provision to all children under 5 in Lebanon. IPV will be available free of charge for all children, regardless of nationality at, Primary Health Care centres across Lebanon in addition to border points and UNHCR reception centres.

08 Aug 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 30 (29 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from Tell Abyad district, Raqqa governorate).

04 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance for refugees from Syria and host communities in Lebanon

  • SDF-led offensive continues to drive displacement from and within Ar Raqqah, with more than 45,000 displacements recorded in June and July

  • WHO launches poliovirus vaccination campaign in Al Hasakah, Ar Raqqah, and Dayr az Zawr

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Aug 2017 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 25 JULY 2017)

  • 938,054 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria: