As many as 184,000 people remain displaced in southwestern Syria following SARG,
GoRF military offensive
Conflict in Syria kills 55 aid workers during the first half of 2018
11.2 million Syrians require emergency food assistance
Nearly 7,000 people evacuated Idlib’s Foah and Kafraya towns
2.98 million Estimated population in Idleb, western Aleppo, Northern Hama and Eastern Lattakia
2.1 million Estimated people-in-need, including an estimated 1.38 million people displaced
200,000 - 700,000 People who may be newly displaced
For an already vulnerable population, many of whom have been displaced multiple times, health risks are severe:
Increased gaps in essential health service provision for patients with noncommunicable diseases.
20 August 2018 – As the conflict in northwest Syria escalates, WHO is appealing for US$ 11 million to provide life-saving health care to people in parts of Aleppo, Hama, Idleb and Lattakia governorates.
Hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom have been previously displaced, may be displaced yet again as they flee growing insecurity and violence. The situation in Idleb is particularly dire; more than half a million people have been displaced to and within the governorate since January 2017.
• No new circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases have been reported during the first six months of 2018, with the total number of cVDPV2 cases remaining at 74.
• The temporary closure of the border crossings disrupted the flow of health supplies, which delayed the provision of some supplies to areas of need.
• Health program strategy remains focused on providing emergency lifesaving health package through streamlined interventions with NGOs in prioritized areas, and government in the rest of the country.
• In 2018 Child Protection in line with the No Lost Generation (NLG) framework, continued to on the investment of previous years to improve equitable access to quality child protection services.
• An estimated 138,000 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017. An additional 188,000 returned to Deir-ez-Zor governorate since November 2017, although conditions for returns remain unsafe due to high levels of contamination of explosive hazards.
In the past two weeks, as the Government of Syria regained most of the South-West and local agreements were reached, hundreds of displaced families returned to their areas of orgin in Dara’a and Qunaitra Governorates.
The number of displaced people has reduced significantly, from an estimated 184,000 on 1 August to up to 57,000 people as of 16 August.
The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria
The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria amid warnings that more than 2.9 million people in Idlib and surrounding areas are at risk of deadly attacks by the Asad regime and its backers.
Daryl Grisgraber August 16, 2018
SARC delivered humanitarian aid convoy consisted of 21 trucks to Bousra Al-Sham on Thursday, August 16, 2018.
The trucks are loaded with 7500 blankets, 3000 mattresses, 3000 mats, 3000 jerry-cans, 1500 hygiene kits, 1500 kitchen kits, solar lamps, plastic sheets, medical supplies, medicines, raising awareness brochures, nutrition items, high energy biscuit and sanitary napkins provided by UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and UNHCR.
Amman, 15 August 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the provision of life-saving health care services for more than 900 000 conflict-affected people in southern Syria.
The cash amount transferred to benefciaries has started to decrease. While the Emergency Appeal planned for US$32 per person per month, UNRWA was only able to distribute 4 months of assistance during the first semester of 2018. While the first round of 2018 provided US$ 64 per person covering two months, the amount distributed during the second round dropped to US$ 46 per person covering two months. UNRWA is only planning for one additional round until the end of the year, as opposed to four rounds as in previous years.
No new cases of cVDPV2 have been reported in 2018. The last reported case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) is from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate with a date of onset of paralysis of 21 September 2017. The total number of cVDPV2 cases recorded during the outbreak remains 74.
INTRODUCTION AND HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT
General developments & political & security situation
The security situation across the country remains volatile and unstable with the main hot spots in the governorates of As-Swieda, Deir Ez-Zor, Aleppo, and Idlib.
The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.
Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.
UNICEF fears that an escalation in violence in Idlib- northwest of Syria- will leave 350,000 children with no place to go
AMMAN, 10 August 2018- “I can’t describe to you what’s happening here. We don’t have enough water or food and we live in fear,” says 12-year-old Rand in Idlib as she breaks into tears.
Number of people remaining displaced in southern Syria
IDPs located in areas near the Golan
Reported casualties resulting from the 25 July terrorist attack in Sweida
Number of health facilities that have shifted lines of control
Number of EWARS sentinel sites supported in Dar’a
number of public hospitals
number of available beds
Estimated caseload (March 2018)
number of medical doctors
17,319 number of nurses & midwives
Estimated caseload (March 2018)