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Syrian Arab Republic Unrest - Regional Situation Report Issue 4, 6 September 2012

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Due to insecurity and a lack of health personnel, as well as shortages in basic medical equipment and medicines, areas affected by the ongoing unrest in the Syrian Arab Republic are struggling to keep basic health services functioning. There are reports that hospitals in Latakia have depleted their stock of cancer medicines, while other hospitals and health facilities in the country are continuing to report shortages of urgently needed noncommunicable disease medicines, especially antibiotics, anesthesia, trauma medicines and medicines for diabetes.

The UN regional humanitarian coordination meeting was held on the 30 August in Amman and attended by regional directors of UN agencies involved with the Syrian crisis. The main conclusion of the meeting was to scale up urgently needed support to the increasing numbers of refugees in neighboring countries, as well as increasing efforts to address escalating humanitarian needs inside Syria.