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10 Dec 2018 description
report Save the Children

Regional Overview

According to UNHCR, 5,253,800 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day.

Children now make up 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,354,210 refugee children in the region.

10 Dec 2018 description

Highlights:

  • 42 suspected acute jaundice syndrome were reported in Daraa in week 47.
  • 3 cases of acute paralysis flaccid reported from Dair Zour (2), and Quniatera (1).

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting

  • The overall completeness of reporting was 84 %; (1084 out of total 1295 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.
  • Timeliness of reporting was 90%.
03 Dec 2018 description

After an 18-month long intensive vaccination campaign in the face of a poliovirus outbreak in Syria, the outbreak has been successfully stopped.

2 December 2018 – The polio outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) detected in 2017 in Syria has been successfully stopped, with no international spread, according to experts.

02 Dec 2018 description

Highlights
- 134 suspected acute jaundice syndrome were reported in Daraa in week 45.
- 3 cases of acute paralysis flaccid reported from Hama (2), and Swaida (1).
- 5 acute watery diarrhea were reported from Rural Damascus, Rukban camp.

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting
- The overall completeness of reporting was 87%; (1095 out of total 1265 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.
- Timeliness of reporting was 89%.

27 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In October in Al-Hassakeh governorate in Syria, almost 70,000 school children (70 per cent of all children attending Ministry of Education schools) were negatively impacted by a local authority decision to ban transportation of children to schools to attend the nationally accredited curriculum. UNICEF and partners are advocating with the local authorities to resolve the issue.

26 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS (OCTOBER 2018)

  • Conflict remained intense around the last remaining ISIL stronghold in NE Deir-ez-Zor. On October 11th a raid occurred on the makeshift Hajin IDP camp, followed by the relocation of the inhabitants to ISILcontrolled areas. Regular coalition airstrikes continued, with frequent reports of civilians being affected. In Idleb, hostilities were reduced across the governorate during October, although an increase in kidnapping incidents of medical and humanitarian workers was reported.

22 Nov 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan –five wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples. Pakistan –one WPV1 positive environmental sample. Papua New Guinea – three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). DRC- one case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Nigeria – two cases of cVDPV2. Somalia- two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples. See country sections below for more details.

21 Nov 2018 description

Highlights
- 106 suspected acute jaundice syndrome were reported in Daraa in week 45.
- 4 cases of acute paralysis flaccid reported from Aleppo (2), Daraa (1) and Damascus (1).

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting
- The overall completeness of reporting was 84% (1060 out of total 1265 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.
- Timeliness of reporting was 96%.

19 Nov 2018 description

Highlights:

  • 81 suspected acute jaundice syndrome were reported in Daraa in week 44.
  • The increase of acute jaundice syndrome cases among Afrin IDPs in Aleppo governorate has continued in week with 75 cases reported in weeks 42 and 43.
  • 3 cases of acute paralysis flaccid reported from Hamah (1) and (2) from Deir Ezzor.

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting

12 Nov 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

The security situation across the country remains volatile and unstable, while the main hot spots remain As-Sweida, Deir Ezzor, Hama, Aleppo and Idlib governorates.

• In northwest Syria, the military situation remains volatile and unpredictable with focus on the Demilitarized Zone agreement. Sporadic hostilities in Hama and rural Aleppo were reported during the week. The humanitarian crossing point between NSAG-GoS at Abu Thuhour in Idleb has been closed since 1 November.

12 Nov 2018 description

Reporting period: 01.10.2018 to 31.10.2018

11.3 MILLION in need of health assistance (2018 HRP)
6.1 MILLION internally displaced
2.9 MILLION with disabilities
1.16 MILLION in HTR locations
4.3 MILLION women of reproductive age

HIGHLIGHTS

Health supply chain is irregular in many underserved areas of the country.

Assessments and their findings are essential for decision-making: the findings should be properly shared with the authorities and other key stakeholders.

12 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR, 5,606,895 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,523,103 refugee children in the region.

09 Nov 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – No new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) or WPV1 positive environmental samples. Pakistan – Two new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) and two WPV1 positive environmental samples. Papua New Guinea – no new cases reported this week. Democratic Republic of Congo – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Nigeria- four new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Somalia- no new cases reported this week. Niger- one new case of circulating vaccine-driven polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2).

09 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAMASCUS 8 November 2018 – UNICEF, with United Nations partners and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, concluded a six-day humanitarian aid convoy to Rukban camp in southeast Syria near the Jordanian border. This is the first convoy to the camp from within Syria, where nearly 50,000 people live, the majority of whom are women and children. The last aid delivery to the area was in January from Jordan.

08 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION ANALYSIS

  • Challenges related to security and accessibility remain; for example, due to a temporary closure in September 2018, Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) were prevented from accessing the only medical facility for the Rukban camp located in the buer zone with Jordan.

  • Building on the previous years’ investment in restoration of immunization services, UNICEF is expanding services in newly accessible areas and in camps.

04 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19330-IHA/1458

The Secretary-General welcomes the delivery of humanitarian aid that began today for 50,000 people in need stranded at the Rukban camp near the Syria-Jordan border. The delivery by the United Nations, jointly with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, also allows the teams to conduct an emergency vaccination campaign for some 10,000 children and undertake rapid needs assessments.

03 Nov 2018 description
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DAMASCUS, 3 November 2018 - The United Nations and Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC) are delivering humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in need at Rukban camp in south-east Syria near the Jordanian border. The inter-agency aid operation, which has started today, is expected to take three to four days.

02 Nov 2018 description
  • World Polio Day activities garnered global attention. Partners, donors, and popular public figures around the world brought attention to the cause of polio and the efforts to eradicate polio. A quick overview of some of the World Polio Day highlights
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – Three new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) and four WPV1 positive environmental samples.
02 Nov 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

The security situation across the country remains volatile and unstable, while the main hot spots remain As-Sweida, Deir Ezzor, Hama, Aleppo and Idlib governorates.