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More than 12 000 treatments delivered to Ein Issa and Karameh camps in Al-Raqqa governorate

Medical shipment to Ain-Issa camp, north rural Al- raqqa
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Medical shipment to Ain-Issa camp, north rural Al- raqqa

22 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has responded to an acute shortage of life saving medicines by dispatching a shipment of more than 12 000 treatments to the 2 main camps for internally displaced persons in rural Al-Raqqa. This shipment will support treatment of patients with chronic conditions, infectious diseases and diarrhoeal diseases who lack adequate access to medical care.

WHO and health partners provide vital care to displaced people in northern Syria

In a tent camp in Jarablus, northern Syria, WHO partners vaccinate children who were evacuated with their families from besieged towns.

13 June 2017-- Responding to evacuations and a growing number of displaced people in northern Syria, WHO and its health partners are providing life-saving medical care to thousands of families. In spring 2017, following discussions between the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and other groups, families from formerly besieged areas of the country were evacuated to areas further north.

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 outbreak has been confirmed in Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate

Polio vaccination in the Syrian Arab Republic

8 June 2017 -- A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. The virus strain was isolated from two cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), with onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May, as well as from a healthy child in the same community.

Recent updates from Syria

Syria - Emergencies Response Plan 2017

Health sector funding requirements
US$ 459,248,121 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements US$ 163,748,100
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