Humanitarian Health Action

WHO accelerates shipment of medical supplies to conflict-torn northern Syria

Based in the Field Office in Gaziantep, Turkey, Dr Tasnim Atatrah, WHO, checks medical supplies in a warehouse in south-eastern Turkey. Every month, the WHO Office in Gaziantep sends medical supplies to hospitals and clinics across the border in northwest Syria

25 September 2017 --In response to renewed fighting in north-western Syria and the resulting increase in health needs, WHO is accelerating its regular shipment of surgery and trauma kits from its field office in Gaziantep, Turkey. The WHO field office in Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, regularly sends medicine and supplies to treat trauma, burns and emergency-related injuries, as well as common illnesses. The trauma and surgical kits dispatched will serve 1500 people. Burn kits will aid 1400 people, and essential medicines will provide more than 145 000 treatments.

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WHO responds to critical health needs of displaced populations in Al-Tabqa city, Ar-Raqqa Governorate

18 September 2017 – In response to the critical health needs of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ar-Raqqa governorate in north-east Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered more than 7 tons of medicines and emergency medical supplies to Al-Tabqa national hospital.

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Syrian Arab Republic donor update Q2 2017

Currently WHO and its partners are scaling up operations in north-east Syria to help ensure that wounded and critically ill patients have access to essential health care services. Read about these and other interventions implemented or supported by WHO in Q2 - 2017 from the donor report. WHO extends its sincere thanks to its health partners in Syria, many of whom risk their lives on a daily basis to bring health care to those most in need.

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Health sector funding requirements
US$ 459,248,121
(health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 163,748,100

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