Situation Report
Emergency Response

Case management, Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC)


  • Preparedness measures to reduce the risk of a third wave.

  • Need to reach out to the refugees who moved after receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in July and should already receive the second dose.

  • Shortage of the two types of vaccines.


  • In August, the Center for the Coordination of Public Health Emergency Operations (CCOUSP) operational research unit conducted a COVID-19 related survey in all regions including 6,500 participants. The survey aimed to determine the level of people’s immunity to COVID-19, estimate retrospective mortality due to the pandemic and measure vaccine hesitancy and its determinants.

  • UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), reported 226 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the refugee community, including 196 contracted in 2021. Between April and August 2021, 9,039 refugees, representing four per cent of the adult refugee population, received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Low vaccination coverage although the demand is rising after several awareness campaigns.

  • Mobility of the population (new arrivals, displacement...).

  • Lack of availability of vaccine doses in health centers far from health districts.

  • Astra Zeneca and Sinopharm vaccines are out of stock.

  • Lack of communication/awareness on preventive measures at the community level.

  • Low monitoring and surveillance system for the pandemic.

  • Challenges in maintaining the achievements and basic requirements: trained health care providers, appropriate health infrastructure, available hand washing points, medical equipment, etc.