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05 Apr 2018 description

- Timely transportaion of medical emergencies and life-threatening cases; and lifesaving healthcare services including reproductive health & psychosocial support.
- Ensuring medicines and medical consumables and supplies are availble for urgent trauma patient care and non-communicable diseases continuity of care and later replenishment.
- Support MHPSS activities including mental health first aid and strengthen referral services through specialized doctors/mhGAP.

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.

20 Mar 2018 description


389,000 People affected and in need of humanitarian aid
45,000+ People displaced, including more than 5000 children < 5
180,000 Medical treatments provided by WHO
600+ Patient consultations per day supported by WHO
277 Patients referred to hospitals since 11 March


18 Mar 2018 description

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 response update covers the period from 1–31 January 2018

Humanitarian Response Update


  • Displacement dynamics remained stable with limited new arrivals to IDP sites recorded, mostly in Deir-ez-Zor Governorate, particularly Abu Kamal

18 Mar 2018 description

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 1 February – 14 March 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 10 April 2018.


  • As of 12 March 2018 an estimated 95,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017.

16 Mar 2018 description

More than 11.3 million Syrians are in need of health assistance, including almost 3 million people living in besieged or hard-to-reach areas.

15 Mar 2018 description

Polio this week as of 13 March 2018 New on www.polioeradication.org: For International Women’s Day, we highlighted the critical role that women play in global polio eradication efforts. Dr Adele Daleke Lisi Aluma works to reach children who have never been vaccinated, whilst in Somalia, women are the face of polio eradication. In Nigeria, dedicated female mobilizers are ending polio, one home at a time.
We also launched the Gender and Polio section of our website.

15 Mar 2018 description


  • Close to 400 000 men, women and children remain besieged in eastern Ghouta, where intense hostilities continue to exact a heavy toll on the civilian population. The besieged enclave has seen a dramatic upsurge in civilian casualties amid a sharp escalation in airstrikes and ground-based attacks.