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31 Dec 2014 description


In December, the regular Health Sector Coordination Meeting was held in Gaziantep, chaired by WHO and co-chaired by UNHCR. Experts from WHO Europe and Public Health Institute of the Turkish MoH carried out a polio review mission between 30 November and 6 December in the following provinces: Adana, Istanbul, Erzurum, Samsun and Diyarbakir. WHO and Gaziantep University are in preparation for refugee nurses / midwife training which is planned to be conducted in near future.

30 Nov 2014 description

Minimum Initial Service Package training was conducted in Adana.

In November, the regular Health Sector Coordination Meeting was held in Gaziantep, chaired by WHO and co-chaired by UNHCR. WHO conducted capacity building training for 25 Syrian medical doctors in Turkey between 24th and 29th November 2014.

03 Nov 2014 description


In September, 4 of the UNHCR procured prefabricated health clinics have been delivered in Ceylanpinar (urban and camp), Nizip (camp) and Viransehir (camp). The remaining 6 clinics are expected to be delivered by December 2014.

03 Oct 2014 description


During August 2014, experts from UNHCR and MoH continued to inspect the constructions of the 10 prefabricated health clinics, 2 of which are expected to be delivered in September 2014.

26 Aug 2014 description


The results of the polio campaigned carried out in Istanbul in June 2014 were released by the Ministry of Health. The campaign was held in six districts of Istanbul (Sancaktepe, Ümraniye, Fatih, Esenyurt, Sultangazi, Küçükçekmece) with 255,000 Turkish children and 15,800 Syrian children under the age of five vaccinated.

08 Jul 2014 description

Populations Targeted

1,500,000 Syrian refugees
1,500,000 Affected Lebanese
55,000 Palestine refugees from Syria
50,000 Lebanese returnees

Consequences of Underfunding

With a 50% reduction in funding, many refugees and vulnerable Lebanese will be forced to resort to harmful behaviour to survive, such as child labour, survival sex, early marriage, skipping meals and begging.

18 Jun 2014 description


In May 2014, the construction of 3 more pre-fab health facilities, procured by UNHCR started in Reyhanli, Nusaybin and Kahramanmaras which brings the total number of constructions ongoing to 10 (out of 10 planned). 7 of the pre-fab facilities currently under construction in Ceylanpinar, Viransehir, Adiyaman, Akcakale, Kilis-Oncupinar camps and Ceylanpinar and Nizip urban areas are expected to be finalized as end of June.