• The overall situation in the Syrian Arab Republic remains unpredictable, with concerns relating to protection, including security within health facilities.
• There are challenges regarding access to basic services, including health services.
• There are also challenges regarding the capacity of the humanitarian sector, as well as access to affected areas in order to assess the situation and support the response due to security issues. However, some humanitarian actors are sporadically gaining access to affected areas.
• The Syrian Ministry of Health recently acknowledged the problems that the health sector is facing in affected areas in terms of access, availability of services, damage to infrastructure and sanctions.