Syria Crisis Bi-weekly Humanitarian Situation Report - Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt, 20 September - 10 October 2013

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 10 Oct 2013

Highlights

  • In response to a typhoid outbreak in Idleb, UNICEF delivered water treatment chlorine, aqua tabs and family hygiene kits to benefit over 550,000 people.

  • UNICEF with other UN agencies gained access to Al-Wa’er neighbourhood in Homs, where nearly 400,000 people have been trapped due to recent intensified conflict. The team completed a security and humanitarian assessment.

  • The first outpatient nutrition clinic opened at Damascus Hospital, supported by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health, and a second is being set up at the University Children’s Hospital.

  • Through UNICEF funding, a “Mid-Way House” was opened in Mount Lebanon, providing temporary emergency shelter, counselling and other support services to over 15 survivors of GBV and women and girls at risk of GBV at any one time.

  • Azraq camp WASH facilities are currently ready for 26,655 potential residents. Additional education, child protection, and health/nutrition project sites are also prepared for the camp’s opening.