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20 Sep 2017 description
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Introduction

The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise, which aims to gather multisector information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in August 2017 referring to the situation in July 2017.

20 Sep 2017 description

Key highlights

  • One new case of cVDPV2 confirmed this week, from Mayadeen district, Deir EzZor governorate. The case, a 9-month-old boy with no polio vaccination history, had onset of paralysis 19 June 2017.

  • The total number of cVDPV2 cases is 40. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 14 July 2017.

  • Preparations for the second Raqqa round continue.

  • Micro-plans are being updated for each of Raqqa’s districts. Pre-round C4D activities have started.

14 Sep 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Up to 15,000 civilians remain trapped in Ar-Raqqa city and face increasingly deteriorating humanitarian conditions and protection concerns. Despite the risks of exposure to mines, snipers and military operations, some civilians have been able to escape through newly established corridors.

  • Clashes escalated between the Government of Syria (GoS) forces and ISIL in Deir-ez-Zor city and its surrounding neighborhoods.

14 Sep 2017 description
  • New on polioeradication.org: Polio vaccines reach vulnerable children in hard to reach areas of Syria.

  • Following flooding in Benue, Nigeria, the World Health Organization has deployed its polio infrastructure across the state to strengthen disease prevention efforts.

  • Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to implement National Immunization Days during the second half of September.

14 Sep 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (8) AFP cases were reported during this week, (3) cases from Deir-ez-Zor, (3) cases from Damascus, one case from Dar’a, and one case from Aleppo.

  • (50) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Lattakia (8) cases, from Ar-Raqqa (9) cases, and from Damascus (7) cases.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

13 Sep 2017 description

Despite challenges, polio vaccination campaigns have been carried out in Syria in response to an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus

Three mass immunization rounds have been carried out in Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa governorates, Syria, in response to an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2). The latest round, targeting resident, refugee and internally displaced children less than five years in Deir Ez-Zor concluded 28 August.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 39. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 14 July 2017.

  • Final lab results are pending for an additional 4 poliovirus type-2 (PV2) isolates (2 from Mayadeen and 1 from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 from Thawra district, Raqqa governorate).

06 Sep 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (8) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Rural Damascus, (2) cases from Aleppo, (1) case from Damascus, one case from Homs, one case from Tartous, and one case from Deir-ez-Zor.

  • (45) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Dar’a (9) cases, from Damascus (8) cases, and from Ar-Raqqa (8) cases.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

06 Sep 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 39. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 14 July 2017.

  • Final lab results are pending for an additional 4 poliovirus type-2 (PV2) isolates from Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa governorates.

05 Sep 2017 description
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Introduction

The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather multi-sector information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in July 2017 referring to the situation in June 2017.

31 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ar Raqqah offensive displaces more than 271,200 people; up to 25,000 people remain in five Ar Raqqah neighborhoods

  • State/PRM partner UNHCR commences expansion of Areesheh IDP camp in anticipation of additional IDP arrivals from Ar Raqqah and Dayr az Zawr governorates

  • Health actors record 62 attacks on health care facilities from January to June

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Aug 2017 description
  • New on www.polioeradication.org: Planning an effective vaccination campaign; and, reaching the hard-to-reach: overcoming physical obstacles.

  • Pakistan and Afghanistan polio eradication teams convened last week in Islamabad to follow up on the southern corridor (Quetta Block – Greater Kandahar) joint planning for the upcoming low transmission season. The meeting was attended by the national teams as well as the staff from the southern region of Afghanistan and Balochistan province of Pakistan.

30 Aug 2017 description
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TOP LINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Humanitarian Needs

Humanitarian needs remain staggering in terms of scale, severity and complexity indicating little overall improvement in the humanitarian situation in Syria. 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 substitute for a political solution.

The Centrality of Protection

29 Aug 2017 description

Key highlights

  • Six (6) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week: 4 cases are from Mayadeen district and 2 are from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate.

  • The total number of cVDPV2 cases is 39. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 14 July 2017.

  • Final lab results are pending for an additional 5 poliovirus type-2 (PV2) isolates (3 from Mayadeen and 1 from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 from Thawra district, Raqqa governorate).