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16 Aug 2017 description

1.0. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1 Status of health care facilities

As of June 2017, according to WHO’s Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS), over half of Syria’s 111 public hospitals and half its 1802 public health care centres were either closed or functioning only partially.

1.2 Access to people in need

16 Aug 2017 description

Key highlights

  • Three (3) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week from three new districts: 1 case from Deir Ez-Zor district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate; 1 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate; and 1 from Tadmour district, Homs governorate.

  • Five districts in three governorates are now infected.

15 Aug 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa Governorate continued due to heavy fighting and airstrikes. An estimated 224,250 people have been displaced since 1 April, including 45,486 since 1 June.

  • Up to 25,000 people are estimated to remain inside Raqqa city, amid heavy fighting between ISIL and the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).

12 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (14) AFP cases were reported during this week, most cases were;(6) cases from Deir-ez-Zor, (2) cases from Aleppo, (2) case from Damascus, one case from Homs, one case from Tartous, and one case from Deir-ez-Zor.

  • (37) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Lattakia (13) cases, from Deir-ez-Zor (7) cases, and from Homs (4) cases.

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting

11 Aug 2017 description
  • The United Kingdom has announced £100 million in new funding to polio eradication to meet the final challenges. Details.

  • Front-line worker Khalida in Pakistan: part of building trust in vaccines. More.

10 Aug 2017 description

WHO statement 3 August 2017

The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.

10 Aug 2017 description

144,000 additional doses of Inactivated Polio Vaccine procured through funding from the European Union and the Government of the United States.

Beirut, August 10, 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health announced today the acceleration of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) provision to all children under 5 in Lebanon. IPV will be available free of charge for all children, regardless of nationality at, Primary Health Care centres across Lebanon in addition to border points and UNHCR reception centres.

08 Aug 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 30 (29 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from Tell Abyad district, Raqqa governorate).

04 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance for refugees from Syria and host communities in Lebanon

  • SDF-led offensive continues to drive displacement from and within Ar Raqqah, with more than 45,000 displacements recorded in June and July

  • WHO launches poliovirus vaccination campaign in Al Hasakah, Ar Raqqah, and Dayr az Zawr

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Aug 2017 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 25 JULY 2017)

  • 938,054 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:

01 Aug 2017 description

Key highlights

  • Three (3) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases is 30 (29 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from Tell Abyad district, Raqqa governorate).

  • Poliovirus type-2 (PV2) has been isolated from an additional 6 stool samples collected from acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in Deir Ez-Zor. These samples have been sent to polio reference laboratories for further testing and sequencing.

29 Jul 2017 description

Highlights
- One acute watery diarrhoea case was reported from Lattakia national hospital.
- (5) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Damascus, (2) cases from Deir-ez-Zor, and (1) case from Dar’a.
- (29) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: (8) from Deir-ez-Zor, (6) from Lattakia, and (5) from Homs.

The Response

27 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12932
27 JULY 2017

SECURITY COUNCIL 8015TH MEETING (AM)

Permanent Representative Criticizes Secretary-General’s Reports, Sanctions, Saying Aid Convoys Go to Armed Groups, Not Those in Need

Despite declining violence in some parts of Syria in recent months, the country’s humanitarian and protection situation remained extremely difficult for civilians, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller told the Security Council today.

27 Jul 2017 description

New York, 27 July 2017

As delivered by Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller

Mr President and distinguished representatives,

27 Jul 2017 description
  • The first report of the Transition Independent Monitoring Board (TIMB) has now been published, following the group’s first meeting last month. The TIMB has been established at the request of the Polio Oversight Board (POB) to independently monitor and guide the polio transition process, especially in the 16 countries prioritized for transition planning. The group’s next meeting will be held in London,
    United Kingdom, on 2-3 November. More.

26 Jul 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the forty-first 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) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), 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 Jul 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cVDPV2 cases reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 27 (26 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from Tell Abyad district, Raqqa governorate).

  • The first mOPV2 vaccination round in Deir Ez-Zor started on 22 July. A total of 59,051 children under the age of five were vaccinated on the first day of the campaign.

  • Given high temperatures, WHO has arranged for local ice-cream factories to assist in the daily freezing of ice packs.