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21 Sep 2017 description

Estimates of persons-in-need are a key result expected of humanitarian needs assessments. However, they are challenging. Some are not informative, because of the methods chosen, missing and unreliable data or the way the humanitarian partners collaborate. In the absence of satisfactory PiN figures, substitutes are needed to inform prioritization and response planning. Other types of information may still be available in adequate scope, coverage and reliability.

21 Sep 2017 description


  • (10) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from each of Deir-ez-Zor, Homs and Hama, one case from each of Damascus, Rural Damascus, Tartous and Aleppo.

  • (37) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Ar-Raqqa (10) cases, from Dar’a (6) cases, and from Damascus (5) cases.

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The war in Syria, one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has faced since World War II, continues to have devastating and tragic consequences for its people. It is also having an increasingly destabilising impact on the wider region, through the displacement of people, the spread of terrorism, the exacerbation of political and sectarian differences.

20 Sep 2017 description

Missions to Dera’a camp

In August, Dera’a camp and city in the south continued to experience a relatively calm situation due to the ceasefire agreement put in place early July. A total of 716 Palestine refugees from Ain Thakar district in Dera’a who had been directly impacted by the clashes received additional humanitarian assistance including food parcels and non-food items for the first time. In addition, UNRWA multi-sectorial teams from Damascus managed to conduct three needs assessment visits to the area on 3, 14, and 20 August.

20 Sep 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative


The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise, which aims to gather multisector information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in August 2017 referring to the situation in July 2017.

20 Sep 2017 description

Key highlights

  • One new case of cVDPV2 confirmed this week, from Mayadeen district, Deir EzZor governorate. The case, a 9-month-old boy with no polio vaccination history, had onset of paralysis 19 June 2017.

  • The total number of cVDPV2 cases is 40. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 14 July 2017.

  • Preparations for the second Raqqa round continue.

  • Micro-plans are being updated for each of Raqqa’s districts. Pre-round C4D activities have started.

20 Sep 2017 description

'Norway will provide an additional NOK 80 million to humanitarian organisations that are helping people who are fleeing the hostilities in Syria. This funding will also be used to provide life-saving support in areas that have been liberated from the terrorist group Isil. There is a tremendous need for immediate humanitarian aid in these areas,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

20 Sep 2017 description
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58,792 Refugees and Asylum Seekers Refugees Urban 024,19 Seekers Asylum 816,16 Population Camp 843,22 of Not Active 109 Concert

6.3 Million internally displaced people

600,000 Syrian IDP returnees

5.8 Million in need of NFI assistance

4.3 Million in need of shelter interventions

13.5 Million in need of protection and humanitarian assistance

12.8 Million people require health assistance

19 Sep 2017 description

Toronto, ON- A massive spike in violence today in the areas of southern Idlib and northern Hama in Syria has left 3 hospitals, 3 ambulance centres and 3 White Helmets facilities out of service. Two paramedics and a female custodian were killed and several others were wounded.

At 11 a.m. Damascus time, the Hand in Hand Hospital (formerly Orient Hospital) in Kafr Nabl was attacked and put out of service. The hospital sustained major damage and people near the hospital were wounded.

19 Sep 2017 description

Statement attributable to Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme

Multiple reported attacks on health facilities and personnel today in Syria have killed and injured health workers and disrupted health services for thousands of people.

According to WHO local partners, several ambulances and hospitals in Idleb province were reportedly hit by airstrikes within a few hours.

All three hospitals in Kafr Nabl, Khan Sheikhoun and Heish sub-districts are no longer in service.