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WHO welcomes new Kuwait donation for Syrians in need

14 June 2015, Damascus – The Government of Kuwait, one of WHO’s largest donors to the Syria crisis, has contributed an additional US$ 20 million to provide life-saving treatments to people impacted by the prolonged conflict inside Syria. The new funding brings Kuwait’s support to the war-affected Syrians in 3 years to US$ 65 million.

WHO–Kuwait partnership to help the people of Syria

Ayham lives with his family on the outskirts of Damascus. They receive water only for 3 hours every 3 days.
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Ayham lives with his family on the outskirts of Damascus. They receive water only for 3 hours every 3 days.

15 May 2015 -- After four years of conflict in Syria, over 50% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water or proper sanitation. Inadequate access to safe water supplies in the country has resulted in outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as hepatitis A and typhoid, rendering millions vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses. WHO is working to improve access to clean drinking water inside Syria, thanks to the generosity of the Government of Kuwait.

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