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Syria health crisis needs funds: WHO
Mar03

Syria health crisis needs funds: WHO

The World Health Organization called for urgent funding [3 March 2016] to support an effective response to health  crises burgeoning out of control in war-ravaged Syria. WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ala Alwan said the health situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, not just day by day, but hour by hour. As always in conflict, Dr Alwan said, ” it is innocent civilians that pay the highest price. Almost...

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WHO teams attacked in conflict zones
Aug14

WHO teams attacked in conflict zones

WHO teams continue to come under attack even as the organisation’s facilities suffer in conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Yemen and elsewhere, WHO data show. Ahead of international events marking World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2015, the Geneva-based UN body called for greater protection for health emergency workers. In Yemen alone, five health workers were killed and 14 injured in June this year. Ahead of the World...

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WHO aid reaches out to Aleppo’s homeless
Feb23

WHO aid reaches out to Aleppo’s homeless

The World Health Organization has delivered critical medicine and medical supplies to the eastern part of Aleppo city and rural Aleppo, where fighting has displaced up to 450,000 people, WHO said. Working with partners, such as the Syria Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and local nongovernmental organizations, WHO sent life-saving medicine and medical supplies to two hospitals in eastern Aleppo City and Al-Bab, as well as three public health...

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