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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.
29 Nov 2017 description
L’analyse des besoins montre la persistance de cinq crises majeures : insécurité alimentaire, malnutrition, épidémies, inondations et mouvements de populations.
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
The majority of victims are displaced women and girls. The figures represent only part of the situation, as monitoring mechanisms are in place only in a few sites, out of 140 displacement locations.
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.
03 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam
Hundreds of thousands are living in camps without adequate water access or waste management. Typhoid, cholera, malaria and hepatitis E tend to become more widespread in the rainy season.
23 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The threat of outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity, while flooding and muddy roads are expected to severely limit humanitarian access.
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.
17 May 2017 description
report CARE
Suite à la conférence d’Oslo sur les financements consacrés à la région du lac Tchad en février dernier, seuls 21 % des 1,1 milliard USD promis ont été débloqués.
17 May 2017 description
report CARE
An additional two million people will face critical food insecurity over the coming three months in Nigeria, bringing the number of people going to bed hungry each night to nearly nine million, says CARE.
04 May 2017 description
Hepatitis E is a new disease in Niger and there is no diagnostic capacity in the country. There is an urgent need to mobilise adequate health capacities to respond to the outbreak.
26 Apr 2017 description
MSF has significantly increased its water and sanitation activities in Kitchendi, Garin Wazan and Toumour villages, where around 135,000 people have settled.