Syria Humanitarian Situation Report
As the security situation continued to deteriorate in north-west Syria, UNICEF and partners provided health, nutrition and WASH services in Idleb, northern Hama and Aleppo governorates in response to population displacements including some 11,000 families in northern Aleppo and Idleb who have been affected by floods in March 2019. Over 295,000 people were reached with WASH services, 8,200 women and children with nutrition support and almost 22,000 people with health services.
UNICEF and partners continued to scale-up emergency response to displaced people in Al-Hol camp in north-eastern Syria, particularly in the areas of nutrition, education, WASH and child protection. Protection needs persist in the backdrop of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the overreached camp. At least 470 unaccompanied and separated children have been identified in the camp of whom at least 140 have been reunified to date.
In April, 16,393 Syrian refugee girls and boys under the age of five in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq were vaccinated against polio as part of a nationwide campaign that was implemented in all of Iraq’s 18 governorates, including displaced people and Syrian refugee camps. 5.6 million children (95 percent) were reached out of the 5.8 million targets.
In Jordan, UNICEF and partners launched the new Standard Operating Procedures for gender-based violence and child protection response and the new National Protocol for Clinical Management of Rape. The SOPs build on the experience of interagency guidelines that were developed for Jordan during the Syrian crisis to nationalize and standardize the process of responding to child protection and GBV cases in a multisectoral manner using the case management approach as a principle.
As of April 2019, UNICEF and partners in Egypt have reached 42,607 children, adolescents, and youth with structured and sustained psychosocial support, child protection and life skills programs. Additionally, 8,470 parents have participated in positive parenting programs and 4,198 children, adolescents, and youth received multi-sectoral case management services.
To control the spread of measles cases in North Lebanon, UNICEF and partner NGO reached 6,446 children under the age of fifteen, out of whom 2,045 were vaccinated through Primary Health Care Centers and Mobile Vaccination Units, by end of April 2019. From January 2019 till April, 842 measles cases were reported (82 percent Lebanese, 18 percent Syrian).