Crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic
5 June 2013 - WHO and health partners are expanding the existing disease early warning system inside the Syrian Arab Republic and establishing similar systems in all countries affected by the crisis in order to detect and rapidly respond to potential epidemics, especially during the coming summer months. Additional activities planned with partners include training of first-line responders, pre-positioning medicines and medical supplies, and ensuring sufficient laboratory capacity to identify infectious diseases, and implementing a summer outbreak containment plan. WHO is deeply concerned about the increasing cases of communicable diseases inside the Syrian Arab Republic and among displaced Syrians in neighbouring countries.
WHO Emergency Response to the Syrian Crisis
Revised Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan January - December 2013
Syria Regional Response Plan January - December 2013
Read the update on the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic
WHO is requesting US$ 56 million to address health needs - January 2013
- WHO scales up response to crisis - 15 January 2013