Period covered by this update: 1 January
- 30 November 2010
Revised Appeal target (current):
2010 from CHF 1,944,234.07 to CHF 1,943,733.50
2011 from CHF 2,706,101.10 to CHF 2,705,711.10
Appeal coverage: 66%
This Emergency Appeal for Syria was launched on 17 December 2009 with starting date as of 1 January 2010. The activities are primarily a continuation of the health activities developed in the Middle East: Population Displaced from Iraq Emergency Appeal (MDR81002) that ended its regional approach for Jordan and Syria on 31 December 2009.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has responded positively to a request by Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to continue supporting health services in 2011. This operations update is therefore a combination of an update of recent activities with revised objectives and budget for 2010 and 2011.
Summary: Supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Syrian Arab Red Crescent has established a well functioning nationwide network of health centres providing support to Iraqi displaced and vulnerable members from the host communities. Ten clinics and four mobile health units were supported in 2010. The services are extended to all Iraqis regardless of their legal status in the country. From 1 January to 30 November 2010, 124,315 patient consultations were carried out in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent supported Syrian Arab Red Crescent health clinics. The number of supported patients (Iraqis and poor Syrians) was 49,962 with 42,655 Iraqi patients or 85 %.