The MSF hospital in Abs is currently receiving war wounded every day. Between August and September they treated 362 injured people, more than 40 per cent of all the wounded they have treated at this facility in 2018.
A child has her upper-arm measured with a mid-upper arm circumference tape by a vaccination team member.
@ UNICEF/Osama Alhariri
The UNICEF-supported campaign was launched in 39 high-risk districts in March, covering 75 per cent of the target: children under 7 years with Penta vaccine and children between 7 and 15 years with Tetanus/Diptheria vaccine.
An estimated 400,000 children under 5 years will suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2018, and the damage or closure of schools and health facilities will threaten children's development for years to come.
In the first 10 days of November, an average of 6 children were either killed or maimed each day. The Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting documented a 32 per cent increase in verified cases compared to October.