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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.
09 May 2016 description
During the past week, strong winds, heavy rain and hail in various parts of Myanmar have affected over 64,500 people and damaged over 23,300 houses.
02 May 2016 description
In Myanmar, over 58,000 people have been affected and 21 people killed by strong winds, hail and heavy rains in various parts of the country since 19 April.
28 Mar 2016 description
Significant gaps in the provision of emergency shelter supplies in Fiji remain. The Government revised the number of houses damaged by the cyclone to 32,000.
21 Mar 2016 description
El Niño-induced drought has caused reduction of water supply in Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands. From 15 to 21 March, floods affected more than 17,000 in people in Indonesia.
14 Mar 2016 description
As of 11 March, some 14,800 people affected by Typhoon Winston in Fiji remain in 476 evacuation centres. Over 80 government agencies, humanitarian organizations and multinational forces continue to respond.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
07 Mar 2016 description
As of 7 March, over 1,300 people remain displaced in Myanmar due to fighting that began in early February. In the Philippines, an estimated 66,500 are displaced due to recent fighting.
23 Feb 2016 description
Drought continues to affect various parts of PNG. As of 22 February, an estimated 700,000 people need food aid or agricultural inputs in the most severely affected areas.