UNICEF Whole of Syria Facts and Figures: Health (January - August 2017)

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 20 Aug 2017


  • Violence continues to impact civilians across the country although there has been overall reduction of civilian casualties in areas where de-escalation zone agreements have been put in place.

  • The humanitarian situation has however escalated significantly in the face of military operations in Raqqa City and Deir-ez-Zor where UNICEF remains extremely concerned about the safety and wellbeing of children facing constant aerial bombardments and caught in the cross-fire of fighting. Conditions in these areas continue to deteriorate due to severe food, water, electricity and medical shortages.