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06 Jul 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The security situation within the AOO remains volatile and unstable with the main hot spots in the governorates of Daraa, Deir Ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqa and Idlib.

05 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Out of the 111 assessed public hospitals (MoH & MoHE), 51% (57) were reported fully functioning, 23% (25) hospitals were reported partially functioning (i.e., shortage of staff, equipment, medicines or damage of the building in some cases), while 26% (29) were reported non-functioning.

  • On 14 May 2018, the UN (WFP, RC/HC Office, OCHA, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, and UNDSS) conducted a high-level visit to Eastern Ghouta. The team visited the towns of Saqba and Kafar Batna. The team was accompanied by SARC.

05 Jul 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The security situation within the AOO remains volatile and unstable with the main hot spots in areas of Daraa, Al-Hasakah and Al-Mayadin towns.

02 Jul 2018 description
  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: World leaders reaffirm commitment to polio eradication at G7 Summit.
  • The Republic of Korea becomes the first donor to support polio outbreak response in the Horn of Africa. cVDPV outbreak in Papua New Guinea. For further information see the country section below.
28 Jun 2018 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 have been reported in 2018. Nine months have passed since the last case was reported from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate (the date of onset of paralysis - 21 September 2017). The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74.

28 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF continued to respond to emerging IDP influx with multi-sectoral life-saving assistance. In East Ghouta in Syria, 60,500 IDPs had access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, including 50,000 people in Duma through water-trucking. 1,700 school-age children accessed education through the rehabilitation of 18 classrooms in Dweir IDP shelter.

24 Jun 2018 description
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This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. The situation overview covers the period from 15 May – 15 June 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 20 July 2018.

Highlights

  • An estimated 138,000 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017 and 188,000 to Deir-ez Zor governorate since November 2017, although conditions for returns remain unsafe due to high levels of contamination of explosive hazards.

22 Jun 2018 description

Polio this week as of 19 June 2018

Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Stopping polio at the border.
World leaders rearmed commitment to eradication at the G7 summit.

22 Jun 2018 description

Contents

357 Joint External Evaluation in crisis countries – a perspective from the Eastern Mediterranean Region

362 Strategic response to an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2, Syrian Arab Republic, 2017–2018

Sommaire

357 Évaluation externe conjointe dans les pays en situation de crise – perspective de la Région de la Méditerranée orientale

362 Riposte stratégique à une flambée de poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale de type 2, République arabe Syrienne, 2017-2018

15 Jun 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The overall security situation remains volatile and unstable with the hot spots in areas of Daraa/Quneitra, and Deir Ezzor Governorates. There is a trend of increasing number of asymmetric attacks in the North-Eastern and North regions, particularly in rural areas of Deir Ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqah and Idlib Governorates.

15 Jun 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The Special Envoy for Syria held consultations over the past two weeks on the Syrian political process in Iran, Turkey and Egypt, and discussions with President Egypt.

  • The UN has issued statements voicing its concern for the safety and protection of civilians in southern Hassakeh Governorate following the recent intensification of hostilities; and, the protection of more than 2.5 million civilians in Idleb Governorate, following a recent escalation of air attacks in the area.

08 Jun 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • Anti-ISIL operations in eastern Hassakeh governorate over the last days have reportedly resulted in civilian deaths and displacement. On 3 June, over 1,000 people were reportedly displaced from southeastern rural Hassakeh Governorate following airstrikes against ISIL. An unconfirmed number of civilians were reportedly killed and injured in the attacks.

07 Jun 2018 description
  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Meet a doctor at the frontline of polio eradication in Pakistan; and, vaccinators ensuring that every child is reached in Afghanistan.

  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case reported from Pakistan; and, one new WPV1-positive environmental sample from Afghanistan. See country sections below for more details.

01 Jun 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • Overall security situation remains volatile and unstable with the main hot spots in areas of Daraa, Raqqah, and Al-Mayadin towns. There is a trend of increasing number of asymmetric attacks in the North-Eastern and North regions, particularly in rural areas of Deir Ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqah and Idlib Governorates.

31 May 2018 description
  • At last week’s World Health Assembly (WHA), ministers of health and delegates reviewed progress being achieved through national emergency action plans in remaining endemic countries. Delegates noted that wild poliovirus transmission is now at the lowest ever levels in history.