ACU and the international relief organizations opened the first refugee camp of a series of camps named “Syrians Passed By Here” in collaboration with the Municipality of Arsal, Lebanon. The camp consists of 120 housing units built on a floor made of concrete and wooden structures. Each unit contains a room, a bathroom, and a kitchen with a total area of 24 sq. meters. ACU also said that the camp…
ACU-run Early Warning and Response Network (e-Warn), which covers the Syrian opposition-controlled areas, documented two cases of acute flaccid paralysis, bringing the number of total cases recorded since the beginning of the year to 101 cases. It also has documented 13 cases of infection with wild poliovirus since the beginning of 2014, of which eight children have not been vaccinated against the epidemic. The polio control task force said that…
Ahmad Tomeh, interim Prime Minister, issued the act No. 15 accepting the resignation of Defense Minister Asaad Mustafa, and assigning his Deputy Maj. Gen. Mohammed Noor Khallouf to conduct the affairs of the ministry until the appointment of a new defense minister by the General Assembly of the Syrian Coalition. The interim government thanks Mustafa for “the efforts he has made during these harsh conditions.” Mohamed Farouk Tayfur, vice president…
The Ministry of Communications in the Syrian interim government provided Aleppo provisional Council with communications gear, a broadcasting station and two aerial towers. It is expected that the aerial towers will cover most opposition-held districts in Aleppo thus facilitating communication between members of the provisional council. The communication gear was handed over to the Department of Information at Aleppo’s provisional council. The head of the Department of Information thanked the…
Bashir Taj al-Din, coordinator of health services ACU said that polio has been contained in northern Syria, denying reports that the epidemic is increasingly spreading. The vaccination campaign was conducted with the support of the Turkish Red Crescent and the Ministry of Health. Taj al-Din said that the last case of polio was recorded on January 23, 2014 in the district of Douma near Damascus but it was denied by…
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