Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO welcomes unprecedented international support for Syrians

10 February 2016 – The World Health Organization welcomes the unprecedented support shown by countries participating in the "Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference" in London on 4 February, during which more than US$ 10 billion was pledged to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by the Syrian crisis over the coming 5 years.

Five facts on the Syrian crisis and its impact on health

27 January 2016 -- The World Health Organization and its partners remain committed to supporting efforts to respond to the critical health needs of the millions of people affected by the conflict inside and outside of Syria. After almost five years of conflict, the population is more vulnerable than ever, particularly to disease outbreaks and malnutrition. Read five facts on the Syrian crisis and its impact on health.

UNICEF and WHO appeal for the lifting of siege on communities in Syria

Transportation of medicine

14 January 2016, Amman/Cairo -– This week’s delivery of urgently needed humanitarian supplies to the besieged communities of Madaya, Foua’a and Kafraya is a welcome step for a population in desperate need. During the mission to Madaya, our teams met many distressed and hungry children - some of them severely malnourished, along with adults in a similar condition.

Syrian Arab Republic: Crossing borders with life-saving support

January 2016 -- Walking over to a map of Syrian Arab Republic affixed on her wall, she traces the Jordanian-Syrian Arab Republic border with her finger. As WHO’s health and nutrition sector coordinator based in Amman, Jordan, Jennyfer manages the logistics behind WHO’s effort to get emergency health assistance across the border to people in the southern part of Syrian Arab Republic.

Recent crises in Syria