Health Sector Bulletin - Syria Arab Republic - Emergency type: Complex Emergency (February 2019)

13.2 MILLION in need of health assistance

6.1 MILLION internally displaced

3 MILLION with disabilities

1.16 MILLION in HTR locations

2.2 MILLION children (under 5)

9.5.2 MILLION women of reproductive age


Since December 2018, approximately 45,000 people have fled the Hajin and Al-Baghouz areas of Deir-ezZor and arrived at Al Hol camp. 53,000 people are in Al Hol camp.

So far, there are reports of more than 84 deaths; twothirds of them are children under five years of age that lost their lives either en route or shortly after arriving at the camp. 175 children have been hospitalised due to medical complications from severe acute malnutrition, with 12 new cases reported in one day. More than 150 children are presently being treated for diarrhoea.

  • Approvals for medical teams' presence at transit sites for early detection of patients in need of medical care and ambulances for referral of critical patients to hospital.

  • Approvals for medical teams to do triage of medical cases in the reception area followed by immediate referral of critical cases to hospital.

  • Approval for road transportation from Damascus to Qamishli for medical supplies, to improve the provision of health services in-camps and referral hospitals in surrounding areas.

Health sector Syria hub developed the response priorities for Rukban.