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Syria crisis: Whole of Syria response, Turkey update: Situation report #2, March - April 2019

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In response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, WHO and partners provide life-saving health services to Syrian refugees in Turkey and to populations in northern Syria from Turkey under the Whole of Syria approach.

Refugee Health Programme

  • The new Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2019–2020 for Turkey was launched. WHO calls upon donors to support health sector plans and ensure the needs of Syrians are met.

  • By the end of April, 176 Syrians were actively working as community health support staff in four RHTCs providing home care and social services to older and disabled Syrian patients.

  • WHO published a survey on the health status, services utilization and determinants of health of the Syrian refugee population in Turkey.

Cross-border operations

  • 98 routine immunization centres, established in north-west Syria, vaccinated on average 78 000 children under 5 years with more than 190 000 vaccine doses each month.

  • WHO delivered life-saving medical supplies to over 100 health facilities in two cross-border shipments, for approximately 598 555 treatment courses, in March.

  • In March, WHO trained over 1478 health workers on various topics to improve provision of health services.