UNICEF regional Syria Humanitarian Situation Report

March 2019

A child is sitting in a classroom
UNICEF Iraq/2019/Anmar


In the northeast of Syria, UNICEF is closely involved in the provision of services in Al Hol camp (hosting over 73,000 people as of end-March, mostly women and children), where the sharp population increase has overstretched the services and humanitarian response capacity. Thousands of children arrived in poor health conditions after suffering prolonged exposure to hostilities and lack of access to basic services and supplies. Hence, UNICEF has been supporting the 24/7 health and nutrition clinic available for screening and consultation, referral to hospitals, child protection referrals to interim care and services to unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), as well as WASH support.

From 7 to 9 March, UNICEF participated in an inter-agency convoy that delivered humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of 50,000 people in Menbij and surrounding areas in north-east Aleppo Governorate. This was the first time that assistance was delivered to Menbij from Aleppo.

In Lebanon, more than 176,000 affected men/women/girls/boys have been assisted with temporary access to adequate quantity of safe water, while more than 165,000 affected people have been provided with access to improved safe sanitation in temporary settlements.

In Jordan, since the beginning of the reporting year, more than 134,000 children (from 5 to 17 years) have been enrolled in formal general education, while 34,000 have been enrolled in informal non-accredited education (Learning Support Services).



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