Health Cluster - Syria crisis: Southern Syria Update - Whole of Syria: Issue 6, 13-16 July 2018


>450 000 Number of people expected to be in need of aid

<234 500 Estimated number of people displaced within southern Syria

<160 000 Estimated number of IDPs located within Quneitra, many near the Golan

22 340 Treatments delivered in latest WHO shipment to Dar’a and Sweida

33 Number of public health facilities that have shifted lines of control


  • Hostilities continued to impact civilians around the Yarmouk Basin area in southwestern Dar’a governorate. In Hayt town, strikes reportedly killed three children and a woman and wounded six other people. There are also reports that some people are being prevented from leaving the Yarmouk basin area by the ISIL-affiliated group there.

  • An outbreak of acute diarrhoea in Naima, in the eastern Dar’a countryside, was reported. The Department of Health (DoH) team took water samples in Naima town and a DoH mobile clinic was deployed on the ground in response. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) provided a generator and supplies to support the drinking well in Naima town. The DoH health centre in Naima was fully damaged years ago in the conflict and there are no health workers in Naima town.

  • Six public health facilities have shifted lines of control to Government of Syria (GoS)-controlled areas.

  • The Jordanian Armed Forces and Royal Medical Service (RMS) intend to remain in place on the Jordanian side of the border until all Syrians have left Jabber-Nassib Free Zone. Additionally, International Medical Corps established an oral rehydration point at the border to respond to children who are reported to be experiencing issues with the heat.