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Syria COVID spread may be much higher than figures suggest, Lowcock tells Security Council

New York: Reports from inside Syria are pointing to a much broader spread of COVID-19 than the number of confirmed cases – currently 3,618 – suggests, the UN’s top humanitarian official says.

‘Widespread’ COVID-19 transmission, limited testing, deepen Syria’s humanitarian woes

New York: COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on health services in Syria, where limited testing is obscuring the real extent of the pandemic, the UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Thursday.

Syria reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, 358 in total

Damascus/Xinhua: Syria on Sunday reported 20 new COVID-19 cases as part of a daily escalation in the number of infections in the war-torn country, according to the state news agency SANA.

Syria coronavirus threat sparks broad UN containment effort

New York/IBNS: The United Nations and its partners are doing their utmost to support a comprehensive, multi-pronged effort to stem the impact of COVID-19 in Syria, where the viral disease has claimed the lives of two people, sickened 23 others and presented epic challenges for ensuring the smooth delivery of life-saving assistance.

Humanitarian situation in Syria’s Northeast, refugee camps still serious: ICRC

Davos/Sputnik/UNI:  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) considers the situation in refugee camps in northeastern Syria to be very concerning, ICRC President Peter Maurer told Sputnik.

More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief

New York, Mar 22 (IBNS): A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March.

Syria: WHO appeals for funding to sustain critical health care for millions trapped by conflict

New York, Aug 21 (IBNS): With conflict raging in northwest Syria, the United Nations health agency has appealed for $11 million to provide life-saving care to parts of Aleppo, Hama, Idleb and Lattakia governorates.

UN agencies 'shocked and saddened' by vaccination deaths in Syria

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) Some 15 children died and 50 others were reportedly affected by a contaminated measles vaccination in Idlib, Syria, according to the United Nations.

Syria: UN adapts to meet needs of Palestinian refugees

New York, May 21 (IBNS): The health department of the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East on Tuesday reported that more than half of its health centres in Syria are destroyed or non-functional, even as life expectancy is on the rise for Palestinians in the region with a growing ageing population suffering from sedentary lifestyles.