Syrian Arab Republic crisis

WHO deeply concerned about deteriorating health conditions in northwest Syria

25 December 2019, Geneva-Cairo-Copenhagen – The World Health Organization today expressed its deepening concern about the situation in northwest Syria and the impact hostilities are having on the health of a population that has endured sustained hardships, in what is now harsh weather conditions.

WHO/L. Mackenzie

WHO gravely concerned about humanitarian situation in northeast Syria

13 October 2019, Cairo, Egypt — WHO is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200 000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost 1.5 million people are in need of health aid. Many of those affected by the recent hostilities have already experienced immense physical and mental stress as a result of years of conflict and repeated displacement.

Greater support needed to ensure accessible quality health services for a quarter of a million Syrian refugees in Iraq

22 September 2019 – Providing access to health services for approximately 250 000 Syrian refugees in Iraq remains a major challenge for local health authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO), and humanitarian responders in Iraq.

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WHO statement on mortality in Al Hol camp in Syrian Arab Republic

22 September 2019 –The World Health Organization (WHO) has serious concerns over recent reporting of an increase in the number of child deaths in Al Hol camp. Such reporting has provided an inaccurate analysis on under-5 mortality, misrepresented some of the data, and overstated the gravity of the health situation in the camp.

WHO/Lindsay Mackenzie




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