Of the 560,000 refugees registered with UNRWA in Syria, over
120,000 have fled to Lebanon, Jordan and beyond. Inside Syria,
254,000 Palestine refugees have been displaced at least once since
the beginning of the conflict, while 13,500 are trapped in hardto-
reach areas. Yarmouk, Ein el Tal and Dera’a camps – previously
home to around a third of the Palestine refugee population in
Syria – have been almost completely destroyed.
Specifically, in 2018, UNICEF supported over 86,600 people with sustained access to safe water sources for drinking, cooking and hygiene, and over 78,000 children in conflict areas with emergency education and recreational materials. In addition, over 108,600 children and women were provided with access to health care services (exceeding target); and with UNICEF support, nutrition partners provided community-based infant and young child feeding counselling to over 19,000 pregnant or breastfeeding women in Rakhine State.
The strategic objectives focuses on the following:
- ensure protection of Syrian refugees
- support provision of basic services (health, education, social services) through national systems
- provide immediate assistance to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Turkish individuals and reduce
- exposure to the effects of poverty and displacement
- expand livelihood and job opportunities for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Turkish individuals
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiolgists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7-13 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, polio, MERS CoV and West Nile virus.