Syria Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3 (Earthquake), 27 February 2023


  • UNICEF and partners reached more than 101,162 children with essential child protection services and supplies, including psychological first aid and recreational activities. In northwest (NW) Syria, 14 UNICEF-supported Child Friendly Spaces and Women and Girls Safe Spaces as well as 19 Child Protection and GBV mobile teams have resumed operations and are rapidly scaling up their reach and interventions.
  • UNICEF and partners reached 1,070 children and adults with sessions on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), including on available PSEA reporting mechanisms.
  • UNICEF completed the restoration of gender sensitive WASH facilities in two schools used as internally displaced persons (IDP) shelters in Lattakia and is currently installing five prefab water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) units providing 18 single-sex toilets and 12 showers in the sports stadium in Lattakia city, one of the largest shelters.
  • Latest assessment data shows that up to 1,800 schools are damaged (including over 220 schools in NW Syria) and at least 171 schools being used as shelters (including 20 in NW Syria). As a result, children who go to schools that are damaged or used as shelters will not be able to resume their education in a safe learning environment until these schools are safe and ready.
  • As of 27 February, 58,500 people (11,552 families) in affected areas of Aleppo and Hama have received emergency cash assistance.
Syria Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3 (Earthquake), 27 February 2023

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