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23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING September 2017

  • Several youth initiatives held in Syria.
  • Jordan Cross-Border works to localize reproductive health services.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)

23 Oct 2017 description

23 October 2017 -- “We call it ‘Aleppo boil,’” says Marouf Abiad, a medical worker living near northwest Syria, about the severe skin lesions caused by leishmaniasis. “In Iraq, it’s called ‘Baghdad boil.”

Leishmaniasis is a little-known disease endemic to the Middle East and transmitted by the bite of tiny sandflies. Before the Iraqi and Syrian wars, insect spraying and other precautions kept this painful, disfiguring disease at bay. In recent years, however, thousands of cases have been recorded in Syria alone.

22 Oct 2017 description

These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.

22 Oct 2017 description

Key highlights

  • Four (4) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week— three (3) from Mayadeen district and one (1) from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate.

  • The total number of confirmed cVDPV2 cases is 52.

  • The second immunization round for Raqqa concluded on 13 October.
    According to administrative data, a total of 144,414 children aged 0-59m were vaccinated with mOPV2. The numbers of children reported vaccinated represented 96% of a revised estimated target calculated according to updated micro-plans.

20 Oct 2017 description

The offensive on Raqqa, in northern Syria, which started in June 2017, ended on 17 October when the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF), supported by the international coalition, took control of the city that had been cleared of fighters from Islamic State (IS) group. The end of the battle to control Raqqa however, doesn’t mean that the war in this part of Syria is over, or that people are no longer suffering.

How did people flee from Raqqa?

20 Oct 2017 description

MSF supports more than 70 medical structures – from hospitals to small health posts – located across Syria, including in Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, and Dara’a governorates.

Northern Syria

Raqqa governorate

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP delivered food assistance for 3.3 million people in all 14 governorates in Syria.

  • WFP took part in three inter-agency convoys delivering food assistance for 34,000 people in hard-to-reach locations.

  • A fourth de-escalation zone was established in Idleb governorate and parts of Hama and Aleppo.

  • The siege on Deir Ezzor City has been lifted enabling the resumption of land access. WFP delivered fortified wheat flour and nutrition supplies.

19 Oct 2017 description

By the end of July 2017, approximately 1.6 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 42 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 98,500 referrals were made to secondary or tertiary health care.

Highlights across the region in July include:

19 Oct 2017 description

These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Up to 7,000 civilians remain trapped in Ar-Raqqa city and face increasingly deteriorating humanitarian conditions and protection concerns. Despite the risks of exposure to mines, snipers and military operations, some civilians have fled. ** The UN is aware of reports – at time of issuing - that the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly taken control of Raqqa city, with the last remaining civilians evacuated over the past few days. The UN is not able to verify first-hand the situation in the city due to lack of access.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights:

  • During this week 4 AFP case was reported from Rural Damascus 2 cases, from Damascus one case, and one case from Aleppo.
  • (24) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Deir-ez-Zor (4) cases, and (3) cases from each of Aleppo, Hama and Dar’a.

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting

18 Oct 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise that aims to gather multi-sectoral information about the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in September 2017 referring to the situation in August 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in September 2017, referring to the situation in August 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ar Raqqah offensive displaces nearly 268,800 people since April; up to 8,000 people remain in two neighborhoods in city of Ar Raqqah

  • Humanitarian convoys reach city of Dayr az Zawr following SARG military advances into the city in September

  • USG humanitarian assistance to Syria reaches nearly $7.5 billion since start of Syria crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS