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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.
24 Oct 2016 description
The impact of the conflict is putting a strain on depleted aid supplies meant to respond to the needs of those affected by effects of natural hazards such as flooding and drought.
08 Aug 2016 description
FAO is providing technical support to government, as well as universities, in the form of quality access to data and information to conduct resilience analysis on a national level.
01 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
With 480 deaths reported, the case fatality rate stands at 4.4 per cent, well above the 1 per cent emergency threshold. Children under five bear the biggest brunt.
28 Jul 2016 description
The most recent projections suggest that approximately half of the global poor now live in states characterized by conflict and violence, according to a FAO and WFP report.
21 Jul 2016 description
report Peace Direct
The Somali refugees and IDPs, born and raised in camps and settlements, continue to struggle with normalising their status and integrating with the host community.
12 Jul 2016 description
Using DTM, IOM and the government aim to improve information management in fluid displacement situations, thereby enhancing timely prioritization in the delivery of aid.
09 Jul 2016 description
An increasing number of poor households is expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity in southern, central, and northeastern regions through September.
23 Jun 2016 description
Nearly 70 per cent of the 70,000 people affected by flooding have begun to return to their homes but some remain displaced as their shelters have been destroyed or remain waterlogged.