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WHO alarmed by use of highly toxic chemicals as weapons in Syria

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5 April 2017 | GENEVA - WHO is alarmed by serious reports of the use of highly toxic chemicals in an attack in Khan Shaykhun, southern rural Idleb, Syria. According to Health Cluster partners on the ground treating the patients, at least 70 people have died and hundreds more have been affected. Doctors in Idleb are reporting that dozens of patients suffering from breathing difficulties and suffocation have been admitted to hospitals in the governorate for urgent medical attention, many of them women and children.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO reinforces monitoring of health facilities, services and resources in Syria

WHO is supporting health workers across Syria, including those at Aleppo University Hospitals, to deliver life-saving care to people caught up in the conflict.
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WHO is supporting health workers across Syria, including those at Aleppo University Hospitals, to deliver life-saving care to people caught up in the conflict.

4 April 2017 -- As the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic continues, thousands of people are injured every month and require trauma care. WHO is supporting access to care with help from key partners.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Syrian Arab Republic: Wishes for Wafaa

4 April 2017 -- Nine-year-old Wafaa was at home with her father when their house in east Aleppo was rocked by a huge explosion. Wafaa screamed in pain as her body was set alight by the flames that ripped through the house. Her father covered her with blankets in a desperate attempt to staunch the flames, and took her to the nearest hospital. She was immediately transferred to a hospital in western Aleppo, and later referred to a specialist hospital in Turkey, where she remained for almost two months.

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Syria - Emergencies Response Plan 2017

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US$ 459,248,121 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements US$ 163,748,100
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