Syria Crisis: Afrin Update, Issue 3: 5 - 12 April 2018


137,070 Estimated number of people displaced from Afrin

157,018 Total treatments delivered by WHO

17,571 Consultations provided by WHOsupported NGOs and clinics

15,173 Patients provided with medicines by WHO-supported NGOs and clinics

1450 Children vaccinated against measles


  • An estimated 137,070 people remain displaced in the Tal Refaat area, Nabul and Zahraa, Fafin, and surrounding villages.

  • There are restrictions on the movement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Afrin, and many continue to be prevented by different parties to the conflict from seeking safety and services in Aleppo city, or from returning to their homes in Afrin district.

  • Restrictions in reaching Aleppo facilities is resulting in lengthy clearance procedures for the referral of sick and injured patients.

  • Acute diarrhoea, upper respiratory infections, and lice are the most reported communicable diseases among IDPs from Afrin.

  • WHO faces a funding gap of $5.4 million for its Afrin response operations to provide lifesaving assistance and services to more than 240,000 people in need as a result of the ongoing conflict.