26 September 2014 -- For the first time ever, WHO is leading the health response to 5 major humanitarian crises at the same time. More than 60 million people, from West Africa to Iraq, urgently require a wide range of health-care services. WHO is simultaneously working in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and West Africa.
26 September 2014 -- Amid intense conflict and massive population displacement, WHO has led a successful survey of Central African Republic’s beleaguered health system, a first for the country. WHO’s Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) assessed all aspects of over 800 health facilities, providing a baseline that can help the country respond to acute needs and work to build back a sustainable health care system.
18 September 2014 -- Intensified conflict has sparked the massive displacement of people across Iraq, especially the north, posing a wide range of health threats. As part of the humanitarian response WHO and partners are responding by controlling disease outbreaks, supplying medicines and strengthening hospitals, clinics and the health workforce.
25 September 2014 -- Conflict-plagued South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, is being wracked by one of the world’s most severe humanitarian health emergencies. WHO and partner health organizations have been filling gaps throughout the country, providing services to more than 2 million people impacted by war wounds, disease outbreaks and malnutrition.
24 September 2014 -- Since 2011, over 190 000 people have been killed, almost 1 million injured and almost 6.5 million internally displaced in the Syrian Arab Republic. The prolonged conflict has left the Syrian Arab Republic with a weak health system that will take a long time to recover to its pre-conflict status. This feature story describes WHO’s work in delivering medical assistance for over 8 million Syrians.