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24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The seven-year long conflict in Syria continues to have a devastating impact on every child across the country. More than 13.1 million people, including 5.3 million children, need urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2018. An estimated 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.

23 Apr 2018 description

In January, children in Raqqa city received polio vaccines for the first time in two years as families return to the devastated city.

From the front passenger seat of a small utility truck, Mahmoud Al-Sabr hangs out the window, looking for families and any child under five years old to be vaccinated against polio. As the car he travels in dodges rubble and remnants of buildings that once stood tall in Raqqa city, he flicks the ‘on’ switch for his megaphone.

17 Apr 2018 description


Humanitarian needs remain staggering in terms of scale, severity and complexity:

Against the continued backdrop of high levels of violence and systemic violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL), no amount of humanitarian assistance and protection services can offset the lack of a political solution.

13 Apr 2018 description


185 Surveillance to track progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2016–2017

195 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018

199 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases,
January-February 2018


185 Surveillance permettant de suivre les progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite à l’échelle mondiale, 2016-2017

12 Apr 2018 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 have been reported in 2018. The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez - Zor governorate. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74.

  • An independent outbreak response Review of the cVDPV2 outbreak in Syria is taking place this week. The review will look at the current epidemiological situation, the quality of immunization and surveillance response as well as the overall progress towards stopping the cVDPV2 transmission.

12 Apr 2018 description

- Key health shelters of Ghouta response are covered by health sector partners (national authorities, SARC, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, IMC and national NGOs).
- A total of 2 Emergency Health Points, 10 Mobile Health Units, 54 Medical Mobile Teams, 2 PHC centers, 1 Dressing Room, 3 stabilization centers, ambulances are deployed. More are needed.
- Health supplies are being delivered to SARC and MoH to cover the shelters.
- Health supplies are pre-positioned to send with IA convoys inside the remaining parts of besieged area.

10 Apr 2018 description


  • Since the middle of March, a total of 55,817 people displaced from Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus and the Al-Qadam neighbourhood in Damascus city to north-western Syria and northern rural Aleppo, following agreements between the Government of Syria and the non-state armed groups.

05 Apr 2018 description

44,000 People hosted in 8 shelters in Rural Damascus, as of 4 April

50,000 People transported to north-west Syria, as of 4 April

1,197 Patients referred to hospitals in Damascus and north-west Syria from 13 March - 4 April

51 Mobile medical teams supported by WHO in Rural Damascus and north-west Syria

7,600 Average daily health consultations supported by WHO in Rural Damascus shelters each day


29 Mar 2018 description


• The recent people moving from communities of eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus Governorate joined the number who arrived since the middle of March 2018 from Al-Qadam neighbourhood in Damascus City, and bring to more than 30,000 people arriving to non-state armed groups (NSAG) held areas in north-western Syria.

29 Mar 2018 description
report Save the Children


  • According to UNHCR 5,615,147 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. Children now make up 47.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,678,425 refugee children in the region.

  • To date we have reached 3,127,153 people in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Syria, including approx. 2,041,809 children.

29 Mar 2018 description

General developments, political situation, and security situation
- U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the United Nations on Tuesday for failing to enforce a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.

27 Mar 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the forty-ninth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016) and paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

26 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In Syria, UNICEF has reached 305,600 people in 140 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving interventions and critical services and participated in an ICRC/UN Inter-Agency convoy to the besieged location in East Ghouta in February delivering supplies for about 9,000 people, and carrying-out rapid multi-sectoral needs assessments.

25 Mar 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • Russia on 19 March blocked a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the human rights situation in Syria.

  • SAA continued intensive operations supported by artillery shelling and airstrikes against NSAGs’ positions in East Ghouta. The principal areas that SAA is currently targeting by IAF and airstrikes are Irbin, Ein Tarma, Zamalka and Harasta towns.

22 Mar 2018 description

Polio this week as of 20 March 2018

21 Mar 2018 description

A vaccination campaign has been launched in northern Syria aimed at immunizing hundreds of thousands of children against polio, as WHO health partners simultaneously carry out measles vaccinations in the region’s displacement camps, where measles cases are rising.

21 Mar 2018 description

21 March 2018, Damascus – The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the delivery of critical health care for Syrians fleeing the escalating violence in besieged East Ghouta. WHO has activated an emergency operations centre that works around the clock to assist the tens of thousands of Syrians from East Ghouta who have taken refuge in collective shelters in Rural Damascus.