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18 Jan 2018 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74.

  • The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez - Zor governorate.

  • The first round of the second phase of the outbreak response started in Deir Ez-Zor city and in Hasakah and Homs governorates on 14 January. The round will commence in other parts of Deir Ez-Zor and in Raqqa in the coming days.

Immunization response

16 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN delivers assistance to 50,000 IDPs at the Syria–Jordan border berm for the first time in six months

  • UNSC reauthorizes cross-border humanitarian access to Syria through January 2019

  • Relief agencies evacuate 29 critically ill patients from Eastern Ghouta

  • Relief agencies reach 810,000 people in HTR and besieged areas with assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Jan 2018 description
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UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191/2258/2332

Resolution 2332 [formerly 2258 (2015), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)] authorizes UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people in need in Syria. The Government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN Monitoring Mechanism oversees and confirms the humanitarian nature of consignments. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.

11 Jan 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

• General Command of the Army: Syrian air defenses responded to three Israeli missile attacks on military sites in AlQtaifah area in Rural Damascus, and downed some missiles.

11 Jan 2018 description
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Amman, Jordan 10 January 2018 – The UN has resumed aid delivery to an estimated 50,000 Syrians (10,000 families) who remain stranded at Rukban, near Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria.

In September, the UN in Damascus submitted a request to the Syrian Government to obtain access to people in need at the Berm. While this request is still being reviewed by the Syrian authorities, the UN sought the agreement from the Jordanian Government to urgently access the population at Rukban.

10 Jan 2018 description

Highlights:

  • During this week (5) AFP case was reported from Damascus.

  • (31) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Ar-Raqqa 8 cases, from Rural Damascus 6 cases and from Al-Hasakeh 6 cases.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

  • The overall completeness of reporting was 80 %; (930 out of total 1163 EWARS sentinel sites). (14) Governorates have reported this week. Timeliness of reporting was 90 %
10 Jan 2018 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74.

  • The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez - Zor governorate.

  • Preparations continue at national and governorate levels for the upcoming first round of the second phase of the outbreak response. mOPV2 and IPV will be used in two immunization rounds through house - to - house and fixed center vaccination.

08 Jan 2018 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74.

  • The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate.

  • Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners continue to support the Syrian Ministry of Health as the planning process moves forward for the second phase of the outbreak response.

04 Jan 2018 description

Polio this week as of 03 January 2018

04 Jan 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • 39,000 Killed in Syria in 2017: Around 39,000 people were killed in Syria in 2017, marking a decline from previous years, the SOHR reported. At least 10,507 of the fatalities were civilians, including some 2,109 children and 1,492 women, it said. The SOHR said the 2017 casualty figures were the second lowest annual rate since 2011. They signify a drop from last year’s numbers, which stood at 49,742. The conflict in Syria has killed more than 340,000 people since it started.

31 Dec 2017 description

Highlights
- (8) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week in Al-Raqqa governorate (6 in Tabaka, and 2 in Al-Raqqa city).
- Based on the data collected by the outreach teams (Al-Raqqa initiative); an increase in the number of Leishmaniasis cases has been reported in rural Raqqa.

The Response

27 Dec 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • Joint statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey is released on the International Meeting on Syria in Astana 21-22 December 2017

  • The enclave of Beit Jin is the last rebel-held bastion in Western Ghouta. The Syrian Army and its allies began an operation to retake the area two months ago.

26 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• In November 2017, five verified incidents of violence against the health care infrastructure were reported, resulting in the deaths of five people

• In November 2017, 616 doctors, nurses, midwives and community health workers were trained by Health Cluster partners.

• Health cluster partners vaccinated more than 720 000 children with the oral polio vaccine (OPV) in November.

26 Dec 2017 description

As host to some of the world’s biggest emergencies, the Eastern Mediterranean Region carries the largest burden of people in need of aid, with more than 76 million people directly or indirectly affected by political conflict, environmental threats, and natural disasters.