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Turkey Hub Health Cluster Bulletin, December 2016

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12.8 MILLION
IN NEED OF HEALTH ASSISTANCE
700,000
CHILDREN <5 DEPRIVED OF VACCINE
6.3 MILLION
INTERNALLY DISPLACED
4.9 MILLION
BESIEGED

(all figures stand for the Whole of Syria)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO and Health Cluster partners led medical evacuation from eastern Aleppo city in December in close collaboration with colleagues in Gaziantep operation room and following up hospital referrals and needs for support in the community (ambulances and medical supplies). In total, 36,086 people were evacuated to rural western Aleppo and Idleb. Of them, 811 patients were admitted to the referral hospitals and 8,836 people were served by mobile clinics operating in the areas of Big Orem,
    Atareb, Sarmeda, Small Orem and Kafernaha.

  • First mortality survey was conducted in northern Syria providing qualitative evidence of war-related trauma as main cause of death.

  • Monitoring of attacks on health care has revealed that 136 health facilities were attacked in 2016.
    Hospital infrastructures were the most affected by these attacks. Collectively, the attacks resulted in killing of 31 health care workers.

  • Humanitarian Pool Funding (HPF) supported 34 health facilities (14 hospitals and 20 primary centres) and 2.3 million people. In total, HPF supports 17 projects.

Situation update

Through the overall coordination maintained by the Health Cluster and with the support and close communication with the Cluster partners the medical evacuation of the patients from the eastern Aleppo city was carried out. In total, 36,086 people were evacuated to rural western Aleppo and Idleb. Of them, 811 patients were admitted to the referral hospitals in western Aleppo, Idleb and Turkey, and 8,836 people were served by mobile clinics operating in the areas of Big Orem, Atareb, Sarmeda, Small Orem and Kafernaha.