Earthquake response: Humanitarian situation report: 3 to 31 May 2023

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

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  • UNICEF alongside partners, scaled up lifesaving assistance to children and families affected by the earthquake and made a strategic shift in the response, moving towards supporting people recover, through the rehabilitation/reconstruction of damaged infrastructure and restoration of basic services.
  • UNICEF and partners have been supporting children from cross border/crossline areas to sit in for the national exams (grades 9 and 12). So far, a total of 11,957 students (5,716 girls) from cross border to the earthquake affected areas (mainly Aleppo) have registered for the exams.
  • UNICEF and partners provided mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services to a total of 217,572 children (122,269 girls and 95,303 boys). These interventions included psychological first aid (PFA), recreational activities, structured psychosocial support interventions that support children in gaining a sense of stability and routine.
  • The Immediate Response Plan is 58 per cent funded, with US$100.7 million received. Nutrition, health and education remain significantly underfunded.
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