Earthquake response: Humanitarian situation report: 29 March- 11 April 2023

Snapshot of current needs and response - concise operational document to support the coordination of the humanitarian response.

UNICEF-trained and supported young volunteers engage in designing and conducting recreational activities, disseminate key awareness raising messages and help provide humanitarian support for children, families, and their peers in a collective shelter in Jableh, rural Lattakia, Syria.
UNICEF Syria/2023


  • UNICEF and partner’s emergency response is being strengthened through harnessing the invaluable support of 5,370 young volunteers, including 2,705 adolescent girls and young women, who despite themselves being affected by the earthquakes are eager to get involved as strategic partners in helping other earthquake affected children, peers and families.
  • UNICEF and partners reached an additional 64,129 people (119,729 people to date) with social behaviour change messages, including lifesaving messages on cholera prevention.
  • UNICEF and partners reached an additional 126,422 children, adolescents and caregivers (257,292 people to date) with psychosocial support, mental health and psychological first aid.
  • Cash response for affected families in Lattakia has been initiated, bringing the total number of people reached with UNICEF cash assistance in the whole of Syria to 88,721. In Hama, a new survey found that 50 per cent of families used the cash assistance for house repairs and rent.
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