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12 Mar 2018 description
Children under five in 13 governorates to be reached in a joint effort by WHO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health to ensure that Syria remain polio-free.
25 Jan 2018 description
report Rotary
More than half of the funds will support efforts to end polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where polio remains endemic. Further funding will support efforts to keep 10 vulnerable countries polio-free
11 Jan 2018 description
report United Nations
Approval of an exceptional delivery of humanitarian aid was granted to provide food and winterization relief items to 50,000 people who face increasingly dire circumstances.
14 Oct 2017 description
The WHO has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a vaccines cold room containing 135,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio.
14 Sep 2017 description
The humanitarian situation inside the city remains dire, with a majority of the remaining population reportedly facing deteriorating humanitarian, health, living and security conditions.
13 Sep 2017 description
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).
23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Water and electricity have been reportedly cut off for more than a month, forcing people to collect unsafe water. Unexploded ordnance and landmines continue to be a serious safety concern.
18 Aug 2017 description
UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and partners have completed the first round of a vaccination campaign in response to the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in Syria.
27 Jul 2017 description
"An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people remain inside Raqqa city, and their situation is perilous – there is no way for them to get out," Deputy Relief Chief told the Security Council on Thursday.
08 Jul 2017 description
Since 1 April, the number of displaced people tops 190,000, nearly 20,000 fled last month alone. Humanitarian situation has been significantly deteriorating inside the city, protection for trapped civilians remains of high concern.
06 Jul 2017 description
An estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people are stranded at two remote locations – Hadalat and Rukban – at the berm. Aid deliveries are expected to resume this week in a volatile security environment.
21 Jun 2017 description
Important lessons on stopping the poliovirus in the most challenging locations are moving the polio eradication programme closer to the finishing line.
22 Oct 2013 description
Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, structural food insecurity and pest/locust infestations are compounded by a high level of poverty and economic and political instability.
09 Oct 2013 description
Production of rice and maize has been badly hit by erratic weather and a locust invasion. A further 9.6 million people are at risk of food insecurity, say two United Nations agencies.
15 Feb 2013 description
A storm system has formed in the Mozambique Channel, which has the potential of causing heavy rains across much of central and northern Mozambique, exacerbating flood conditions.
08 Feb 2013 description
Government resources are limited and levels of relief stocks low while more rain and flooding are expected until the flood and cyclone season ends in April. OCHA's latest situation report provides updates on the affected countries.
01 Feb 2013 description
Heavy rains brought by the tropical storm Felleng combined with a high tide resulted in severe flooding and caused extensive devastation to coastline areas and widespread structural damages to infrastructure.
30 Jan 2013 description
So far, five people have been killed and 804 have been displaced, but no reports of significant damage have been received.
29 Jan 2013 description
The region enters the critical period of the rainfall season, and high river levels across the region indicate that more flooding can be expected.
01 May 2012 description
The Rwandan Red Cross Society is currently assisting displaced people in flood-affected areas of the country, including Musanze in Northern Province, and Nyabihu and Rubavu districts in Western Province. Recent heavy rain has affected water supplies and also damaged roads, schools, clinics and over...