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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.
01 Jun 2012 description
IOM is providing emergency assistance to displaced families in Peru's Amazon region of Loreto, which has been hit by heavy rains and floods. According to the authorities, nearly 200,000 people have been severely affected by the rains that have fallen in Loreto since late February. The water has...
04 May 2012 description
report El Comercio Perú
La cifra corresponde a aludes y desbordes de ríos desde noviembre en las 25 regiones del país El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci), informó hoy que las lluvias que afectaron diversas zonas del Perú en los últimos seis meses dejaron un saldo de 53 muertos, 267.391 damnificados y...
01 May 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Some 11,150 people evacuated in the north due to floods. HAITI: Rains cause 6 deaths and affect 10,000 people. BOLIVIA: La Nina affects more than 259,000 people.
25 Apr 2012 description
Enrique Jair Guevara El fenómeno meteorológico conocido como La Niña el cual causo sequias en Paraguay, ha una vez mas causado condiciones climáticas adversas en la región. Fuertes lluvias durante los pasado cuatro meses continúan causando inundaciones y deslaves en varios países de Sur...
17 Apr 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS: PARAGUAY: Some 10,000 families affected by floods. 20 communities are isolated. PERÚ: More than 700,000 people affected during the rainy season. Classes are suspended in the department of Loreto. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: A cold front keeps the country in alert. 715 people were affected...
10 Apr 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS: PERU: Landslide in the district of Chosica, Lima leaves more than 5,990 people affected. BOLIVIA: The rainy season has left 165 municipalities and more than 32,280 families affected. ECUADOR: Since January the government have provided humanitarian assistance to 20,000 people affected...
06 Apr 2012 description
report El Comercio Perú
También a 500 centros educativos y 40 centros de salud. Además, se perdieron 25 mil hectáreas de cultivo Aproximadamente 40 mil viviendas han sido afectadas por las inundaciones a causa del desborde de los ríos de la cuenca amazónica, informó el presidente regional de Loreto, Yván...
26 Mar 2012 description
Rains on March 10-11 and 13, 2012 hammered southern Peru and northern Chile—regions that have already had heavy rains earlier in February. Many rivers are swollen, homes flooded, bridges down and the rail line between the two countries has been blocked due to mudslides. Area farms are water-logged...