Syria crisis - WHO's Response in Al-Hol Camp, Al-Hasakeh Governorate - Issue 6, 26 April-11 May 2019

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 11 May 2019

Consultations provided 3616

Beneficiaries reached with medicines 3307

Trauma referrals 153

First-aid services provided 1146

Mental health and psychosocial support services provided

Situation:

• The deplorable conditions in Al-Hol camp persist. More than 73 000 people, 90% of whom are women and children, are living in severe overcrowding, with very limited health care and other services.

• The population of the camp has grown more than seven-fold since December 2018. It is now the largest IDP camp inside Syria.

• Most morbidities reported are related to acute diarrhoea, influenza-like illnesses, leishmaniasis, scabies and lice. More than 800 cases of acute diarrhoea were registered during the reporting period. The number of cases of bloody diarrhoea more than doubled compared with the previous reporting period (41 and 16 respectively).

• During the reporting period, six cases of suspected measles were reported through the WHOsupported disease surveillance system. Five samples tested negative and one tested positive for the disease. WHO is working with the Directorate of Health of Al-Hasakeh to plan response measures.