Humanitarian Health Action

Syrian Arab Republic WHO Grade 3 emergency

Update on WHO’s response to the Syrian Crisis

18 November 2016 -- The third quarter (Q3) of 2016 saw a dramatic escalation of military activities, especially around Aleppo. Over half of Syria’s public hospitals and almost half of its public health care centres are either closed or are only partially functioning. Health needs throughout Syria remain acute.

Despite many challenges, and thanks to sustained funding from humanitarian donors, WHO has continued to implement emergency health programmes. This report describes the main achievements of WHO’s country office in Damascus and its hubs in Gaziantep (Turkey) and Amman (Jordan) during the third quarter of 2016.

Syrian Arab Republic WHO Grade 3 emergency

Eastern Aleppo without any hospitals for more than 250,000 residents

20 November 2016 -- More than 250,000 men, women, and children living in Eastern Aleppo are now without access to hospital care following attacks on the remaining hospitals over the last week. According to reports to WHO from the Organization’s partners in Syria, there are currently no hospitals functioning in the besieged area of the city.

Recent crises in Syria

Syrian Arab Republic - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 201

Health partners requirements
US$ 437 208 904 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 141 385 094

Natural disaster profiles

Access to water and sanitation

WHO and emergencies