Health Sector Bulletin - Syria Arab Republic - Emergency type: Complex Emergency (January 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


The World Health Organization is extremely concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Al-Hol camp in AlHasakeh governorate. The situation in the camp is now critical.

Approximately 40 000 people, mostly women and children, remain stranded in Rukban settlement and are unable to leave, and harsh winter conditions have reportedly led to several deaths. Health care facilities are barely functioning and have very few staff or medical supplies.

Health sector objective 1: Increase access to life-saving and life-sustaining coordinated, equitable health services for those most vulnerable and in need.

Health sector objective 2: Strengthen health sector capacity to prepare for, detect, and deliver timely response to disease outbreaks.

Health sector objective 3: Strengthen health system capacity to support continuity of care, strengthen community resilience, and respond to IDP movements and changes in context.