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26 Nov 2012 description

Current major event

Early Warning System for Disease outbreaks established in Syria

The Ministry of Health in Syria has, recently, established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with support from the WHO Country Office in Syria. A weekly surveillance bulletin is also being produced as part of this early warning system.

04 Jul 2012 description
  • An overwhelming majority of Iraqi refugees 91.6% of refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Syria are from Iraq. The Government of Syria, which has continuously implemented a generous policy towards the stay of Iraqi refugees, estimates that the country hosts about one million Iraqis. 64.6% come from the region of Baghdad alone and 62.4% sought refuge in Syria five or more years ago. 35% of the 27,681 families registered are female-headed households.