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Syria Health Resource Portal

​​​​​​​​​This portal is provided as a service to the glob​al community concerned with the Syria question and its regional and global implications. 

The focus is on health, when possible, but we also provides links to resources across a range of topics of interest to discussions on health and the Syrian conflict.     

​The links are not comprehensive. We claim no responsibility for the content of the links provided. We do not endorse views expressed or data provided in the links.

Please suggest additional resources or tell us if a link is broken. Please write us at:

The development of this Portal has been made possible through support f​rom the Peace & Human Rights Division of the Swiss Federal Depa​rtment of Foreign Affairs.

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  • Accountability (see Justice & accountability)
  • Aleppo
  • Animal health (see OneHealth)
  • Atrocities (see War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities)
  • Attacks on healthcare (see Knowledge Resource Portal | Attacks on, & Protecting, healthcare in conflict)
  • Attacks on civilians and civilian structures (see War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities) 


  • Besieged​ areas (see Siege)
  • Bibliography on Syria
  • Books on Syria (selected)
  • Brussels conferences (see Conferences & meetings related to health in the Syrian conflict)
  • Burden of disease
  • Burden of war 


  • Cancer (see NCDs)
  • Casualties
  • Chemical weapons & attacks 
  • Children​​ and youth
  • Chronic conditions (see NCDs)
  • Civil society
  • Communicable diseases (see Infectious diseases)
  • Conferences & meetings related to health in the Syrian conflict (selected)
  • Conflict analysis 
  • Conflict economy (see Economy)
  • Conflict events, monitoring & analysis (see also Books on Syria)
  • COVID-19
  • Crimes against humanity (see War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities)
  • Crisis mapping 
  • Cultural heritage


  • Daraa (see Southern Syria)
  • Data on Syria (See Health data & country profile)
  • Deaths (see Casualties)  
  • Demography (See Internal displacement & demographic change and Refugees)​​​​
  • Deir AL-Zour
  • Demining ​[see Unexploded ordnances (UO)/Explosive remnants of war(ERW)] 
  • Destruction & urbicide  
  • Detention / detainees 
  • Disability 
  • Displacement (See Internal displacement & demographic change and Refugees)​​
  • Document depositories
  • Drugs (narcotics and other illicit drugs)  ​                   


  • Economy
  • Educational opportunities related to war, conflict, humanitarian crises, and health  
  • Early warning systems
  • Emergency rescue and relief   
  • Environmental destruction  
  • Explosive weapons in populated areas & Explosive remnants of war​ - ERW


  • Food security & nutrition


  • Gender-based violence (see Sexual & gender-based violence)
  • Ghouta (see Southern Syria)


  • Health clusters (see Humanitarian assistance & response)
  • Health data & country profile 
  • Health information
  • Health systems
  • Health services for people inside Syria 
  • ​Health services for refugees (see Refugees)  
  • Health workers (or Human resources for health - HRH)  
  • Healthcare needs
  • Healthy Villages Program
  • Host communities (see also Refugees)
  • Housing, Land and Property (HLP) and legal documentation issues 
  • Human rights   ​
  • Humanitarian assistance & response (including access, negotiations...)


  • ​​Idlib (see Northwest Syria)
  • Inequalities and inequities 
  • Impunity (see War crimes & crimes against humanity and Justice & accountability) 
  • Infectious diseases 
  • Infographics (theme armed conflict & health)
  • Injuries of war 
  • Internal displacement & demographic change
  • International organizations engaged with the Syrian crisis (see Organizations)
  • International Humanitarian Law (see War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities)


  • Justice & accountability


  • Knowledge production on health & Syrian conflict
  • Kobani (see Northeast Syria) 


  • Lancet resources on Syria ​
  • Lancet-American University of Beirut Commission on Syria
  • Landimes and landmine action 
  • ​​Learning from the Syria crisis
  • Legal documentation [See Housing, Land & Property (HLP) & legal documentation]
  • Leishmaniasis (see Infectious diseases) 


  • Maps (see Crisis mapping)
  • Mass atrocities (see War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities)
  • Mass casualty 
  • Medicines 
  • Mental health 
  • Medical education & training 
  • Migration 
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality (see Casualties)


  • Narcotics (see Drugs) 
  • National Agenda for the Future of Syria Programme - ESCWA
  • NCDs (Non-communicable diseases & conditions or chronic conditions​)
  • News websites
  • NGOs (non-governmental organizations), Syria
  • Northwest Syria 
  • Northeast Syria​
  • NSAGs (Non-State Armed Groups), humanitarian engagement with (See Humanitarian aid & response)
  • Nutrition (see Food security & nutrition)

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  • OneHealth
  • Oral health


  • Photoessays​ (see also Stories & testimonials)
  • Polio (see Infectious diseases)
  • Political economy (see Economy) 


  • Reconstruction / rebuilding 
  • Refugees
  • Relief work (see Humanitarian assistance & response) 
  • Reproductive health (see Sexual & reproductive health)
  • Research (see Knowledge production on health & the Syrian conflict)
  • Responsibility to Protect (R2P) ​​​


  • Sanctions  
  • Sarin gas (see Chemical weapons & attacks)
  • Sexual & gender-based violence (SGBV)​
  • Siege (see War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities​)
  • ​Spatial analytics ​
  • Statelessness [See Housing, Land & Property (HLP) & legal documentation]
  • Stories & testimonials
  • Surveillance systems



  • UN agencies ​​& organizations engaged in the Syria crisis (see Organizations) 
  • UN resolutions on Syria 
  • Unexploded ordnance of war - UXO (see Explosive weapons in populated areas & explosive remnants of war - ERW)​ ​ ​


  • Veterinary issues (see OneHealth) 
  • Violations of international law (see War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities) 


  • War crimes, crimes against humanity, & other mass atrocities 
  • War economy (see Economy)
  • War studies (see Conflict events, monitoring & analysis and Books on Syria)​  
  • Weaponization of healthcare (see Knowledge Resource Portal | Attacks on, & Protecting, healthcare in conflict)
  • Weapons used in the Syrian conflict
  • Whole-of-Syria response (see Humanitarian assistance & respons)
  • Why Syria matters
  • Women (see also Sexual & gender-based violence)


  • Youth (see Children & youth)

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