Syrian Arab Republic, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq Situation Report Issue 7, 10 December 2012

from World Health Organization
Published on 10 Dec 2012 View Original


Almost 2.5 million children below the age of five are being immunized against polio and measles as part of a national campaign in the Syrian Arab Republic.

During a UN interagency assessment mission to Al Raqqa city in the north of the country, health professionals reported shortages in essential medicines, specialized doctors and health staff.

A nutrition survey on displaced Syrians in Lebanon shows that 6.8% of children under 59 months are at potential risk of malnutrition.

Lebanon’s prime minister held a high-level meeting with potential donors and UN agencies to present the Government of Lebanon’s response plan to the Syrian Crisis and identified a funding gap of more than US$ 178 million, of which 44% has been requested by the Ministry of Public Health for the health response.