Significant deterioration of security in Syria.
To date, UNICEF Syria has provided 107,000 people with access to safe water and improved sanitation and hygiene. 27,000 children benefited from psychosocial support; 18,000 children are in remedial education programmes; and 285,000 children were vaccinated against measles.
UNICEF is supporting preparations for the new school year in Syria and the neighbouring countries, with a particular focus on integrating displaced and refugee children.
In the surrounding countries, the number of registered refugees increased by 7 per cent from 171,459 to 184,008; more than 90,000 are children and around 35,000 are children below the age of five. This does not include the many tens of thousands of children who are not registered as refugees. Most of the increase in registered refugees came in Turkey and Lebanon.
In Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon 57,500 people are provided daily with safe water and sanitation services. 13,000 children are benefiting from psychosocial support and 19,000 students, are in remedial education programmes.
In the coming weeks in Jordan, 228,000 refugee and host family children under the age of five will be vaccinated against measles and will receive vitamin A supplementation.